Jorge Masvidal’s father arrested after shooting at Masvidal’s house

Jorge Masvidal was born and raised in Miami to a Cuban father and a Peruvian mother. He grew up in a tough neighborhood without a father figure and visited his father in jail, who committed several crimes that landed him in jail.

Masvidal attempted to become a high-school wrestler, but failed due to declining grades, and took on boxing and MMA instead. Masvidal Jr also has a criminal record.

Miami-Dade Police Department detectives have made an arrest following a shooting incident at the Miami home of former UFC star Jorge Masvidal. The suspect is currently in custody and awaiting questioning.

Police officers were called to the residence on SW 118th Avenue in Miami, which is owned by Masvidal, after reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, an individual who had sustained gunshot wounds to their upper extremities was being attended to by an emergency response team.

The hurt person reported that they were involved in an argument before the suspect pulled out a gun and shot them. The injury is rumored to be to the upper extremity, possibly arm and is not life threatening.

It is unclear what the relationship is between the victim and the alleged shooter, as well as their connection to Masvidal. However, police confirmed that all parties involved knew each other.

Masvidal, who was not present during the incident, released a statement stating that he was not involved in the incident in any way.

Fox Sports 640 Miami is reporting that the shooter is believed to be Masvidal Sr.

Masvidal is currently promoting his latest Gamebred Bareknuckle boxing venture alongside fellow former UFC star Roy Nelson, which is scheduled to take place in South Florida on Friday.

The retired MMA star, who has a record of 35-17, first made a name for himself in combat sports as a backyard brawler. He went on to compete in the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, and other promotions.

After making his UFC debut in April 2013, Masvidal experienced a mix of highs and lows. However, his career took a dramatic turn in March 2019, when he scored a massive knockout victory over Darren Till in England. This win set him up for the most memorable moment of his career, a 5-second flying knee knockout of rival Ben Askren at UFC 239 in July 2019.