Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal (born November 12, 1984) is a American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division. A professional MMA competitor since 2003, Masvidal has also competed for Bellator MMA, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and the World Victory Road promotions.

UFC Welterweight contender, Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal.

Masvidal is best known for his participation in street fights in Miami, Florida, along with the legendary Kimbo Slice. This experience is something that “Gamebred” says helped him transition to MMA.

“It gives you a couple of things. When you’re on the street, you don’t know who you’re going to fight. You just show up, you look at the guy and you say, “Okay, let’s go.” So that sets you in a different mindset than other things. When you’re studying a guy, you can know who the guy is, but when you’re just showing up and fighting, it’s a little different. Also, you never know if the guy has a gun, or if his friends have a gun or a knife, or if they are going to get mad and attack you after the fight. So the street fighting is completely different than real fighting.” Masvidal said when asked about his street fights versus his MMA fights.

 

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