Jorge Masvidal was one of the competitors of the red team in the first season of United States Exathlon, which was broadcast from Monday to Friday on the Telemundo network. The contestant is a mixed martial arts champion (MMA) of Cuban father and Peruvian mother, as a child he always wanted to be a boxer and today he competes in the UFC welterweight division. He also resides in Miami, Florida.
Masvidal was part of the red team called “Famous”, along with names as well known in the competition as Marisela Cantú, Jennifer Salinas, Janelly Farías, Tommy Ramos and Sebastián Caicedo.
What Jorge Masvidal said about his colleagues at Exatlon United States
Jorge recently spoke with journalist Azucena Cierco from Noticias Telemundo and she asked him about his experience at Exatlon United States and what the competition meant in his life: “Oh! Speaking of my companions, how I miss them! Tommy Ramos, Sebastián Caicedo, Chelly Cantú, there are so many people there who were good to me, actually I had to meet everyone at this stage of my life that was not the best professionally or personally “. He also assured that by not having contact with the outside world he learned a lot of patience. Do not miss the video of this champion here!
El UFC 251
Headed by a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, UFC 251, which will take place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, which is one of the most anticipated cards of the year.
Who is Jorge Masvidal?
Masvidal was born on November 12, 1984 in Miami, Florida, where he grew up with his parents. His father is Cuban and his mother is Peruvian. From an early age, Masvidal knew that his was to be inside the ring. As a child he began to dream of becoming a boxer. It is worth mentioning that since he was a boy he was involved in several street fights. In high school he was part of the wrestling team at his St. Brendan High School but was unable to continue due to his poor grades. Then he began training in mixed martial arts.
Masvidal debuted in kickboxing with a unanimous decision victory on April 11, 2003, at a Fast and Fearless event. His presentation was so impressive that he was immediately summoned for the main event of the Absolute Fighting Championships XXII held on April 30, 2005. That same year he debuted as a professional boxer. After training under Eric “El Tigre” Cantanos, he defeated Joseph Benjamin (1-11-2) at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel in Miami, Florida. The victory came by majority decision after four rounds.
The athlete signed for Bellator and entered the Lightweight Tournament held in April 2009. He won his first fight by TKO, but lost in the semifinals to Toby Imada by submission. Masvidal then faced and defeated Eric Reynolds in Bellator 12 in a 160-pound agreed-upon weight fight by submission. He was later said to fight again in the second season of the lightweight tournament, but after losing a fight, he was given drop by the organization.
Things changed in 2013, Masvidal went to the UFC, where he made his debut against Tim Means on April 20, 2013 winning the fight by unanimous decision.
He has in a victory, after a fight, as a professional boxer. He has a victory, after a fight, in Kickboxing. In martial arts he has 32 wins out of 45 fights. In its UFC profile He says he has 10 wins by knockout, two by submission. Five wins in the first round.
In addition to defeated Joe Lauzon, Yves Edwards, Naoyuki Kotani, Satoru Kitaoka, Ryan Schultz, Ryan Healy, Keith Wisniewski and Steve Berger. He has also faced Raphael Assuncao, Rodrigo Damm and Paul Daley
Masvidal has ddaughters and a son with his ex-girlfriend, with which he was for more than ten years. Her son is two years old and her daughters are 8 and 14, according to IMDB.
The former Exatlón contestant does not have a very strict diet, like other athletes. Masvidal likes to eat McDonald’s and Chipotle.