Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, the BMF and one of the biggest stars in the UFC.
Jorge Masvidal, a native of Miami, Florida, began his career in mixed martial arts in 2003. He has competed in various fight promotions since then, including Bellator, Strikeforce, and finally the UFC. He has fought in high-profile matchups in the welterweight class since his entrance into the UFC and has been a regular in that division for nearly 8 years. But it wasn’t until 2019 when Gamebred finally made an impact. His knockout victory against former welterweight championship challenger Darren Till drew the attention of the MMA world. Till was strongly favoured to beat Masvidal in a UFC fight night event in London, but Gamebred had other ideas and won by knockout in the second round, his route to collecting performance of the night bonuses.
Masvidal faced former Strike Force and One champion Ben Askren at UFC 239, and he won. Askren comes into the UFC with an undefeated record of 19 victories and 0 defeats. Ben Askren’s trash talk directed towards Masvidal dominated the buildup to the match, with Masvidal, being his normal self, refusing to participate in the trash talk. Instead, he spoke from inside the cage. Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren with a flying knee to the shoulder in the first round, sending the audience into raptures and every spectator in a state of amazement, making him the owner of the fastest knockout in UFC history. Masvidal’s career was transformed at that point, and he became an instant phenomenon. “Masvidal has made a statement, Ladies and Gentlemen,” Joe Rogan remarked after the bout. And he did it in a big way. As a result of this, fight fans jumped on the Masvidal bandwagon, earning him a main event matchup against Stockton slugger Nate Diaz. Following Diaz’s victory over Anthony Pettis, he challenged Masvidal to a battle to determine who was the UFC’s BMF, which Masvidal agreed to. The UFC heavily advertised the bout, with Dwayne Johnson “the Rock” in attendance to present the BMF Belt to the winner in front of a sold-out Madison Square Garden. Masvidal was the clear favourite coming into the battle against Diaz, and he proved it by dominating the opening two rounds and inflicting significant damage on Diaz. Due to a gash over Nate’s right eye, the bout was stopped as a doctor’s stoppage in the third and fourth rounds. Masvidal got a well-deserved victory, extending his two-match winning streak, and was dubbed the UFC’s “BMF.”
UFC Fighter of the Year
In 2019, he was named UFC Fighter of the Year for his achievements in the octagon. From then on, he became a household name in the UFC, and the organisation began to see him as a celebrity who would bring in the crowds for the upcoming big events. His hurried notice With 1.1 million buys, his fight against current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 in Fight Island was his highest-grossing PPV.
With great fame came great wealth. His income grew in tandem with the value of his stock. He was offered a whopping $500,000 just to show for his welterweight title match against Champion Kamaru Usman in UFC 261 which he went on to lose via knockout. He was offered $66,000 just to show for his fight against Darren Till and another $66,000 for winning the fight, along with a performance and sponsorship bonus of $65,000. His entire fight purse for the event was $800,000, including PPV and Sponsorship Bonus.
Endorsements and sponsorship deals boosted Masvidal’s bank account tremendously. As his name became more well-known, so did the number of sponsors. Monster Energy, Bespoke CBD, and Vital Performance are his current sponsors. He has partnered with businesses that promote living a healthy and active lifestyle. Apart from that, he was named the cover star of the upcoming PlayStation game UFC 4 alongside UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya, underlining his stratospheric rise.
He currently has a number of vehicles, the most recent of which he posted on his Instagram account in 2020, in which he was seen driving a Polaris Slingshot with his buddies through the streets of Miami. It will set you back roughly $26,500. A dope automobile to complement the BMF’s collection of automobiles. Jorge, like many other well-known celebrities and athletes, enjoys flying around the world in his private aircraft. He travelled on a private plane with his father (Masvidal SR), close friends, and training partners from ATT before his maiden fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC251 on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. And, believe it or not, drinking a shot of his own Mescal tequila on board the aircraft with his entire entourage en route to Yas Island for a title fight is just one of the few ways Gamebred lives his life to the fullest.
Masvidal is generally joined on promotional visits in the United States or abroad by his manager Abraham Kawa. They participated in a yacht party with the locals during their tour in Australia last year, where they engaged in some fun and games with the people of the yacht. As a brand launch on foreign shores, he also gave residents of the yacht a taste of his Recardo Mescal tequila. Next, we’ll talk about Jorge’s passion for tequila. Aside from making millions inside the octagon, he keeps the wealth flowing thanks to his outside investments.
Masvidal, like many other well-known athletes, has pursued a career in business. Last year, he launched his Recardo Mescal Tequila Brand in Las Vegas, where he organised a launch party for the MMA world’s media and journalists. “This project has been in the process for the previous 3 years,” says full-time boxer Masvidal in his documentary series, implying that he wanted to take a closer look at how the company was run before investing in it. The Ricardo mescal facility is located in Oaxaca, Mexico, where organic agave plants are used to create the greatest mescal flavours. Because of the foundation’s clean manufacturing techniques and humanitarian activity, he became a part of this economic initiative.
Masvidal is also well-known in the celebrity world, as he frequents the company of Jackass Star Steve-O and has met with President Donald Trump, who described him as one of his favourite UFC fighters.