The father of newly retired UFC legend Jorge Masvidal has been charged with attempted manslaughter following an incident at the mixed martial arts fighter’s home on Friday.
On Thursday afternoon, reports came in that there was a shooting at Jorge Masvidal’s Miami home. However, the early reports could only confirm that the victim in the incident was shot in the upper body and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Furthermore, someone was taken into custody following the shooting, however, the identity of that individual was unknown. Well, the perpetrator in the shocking incident at the two-time UFC welterweight title challenger’s residence has been revealed, and it’s a very close relative of Jorge Masvidal.
On Friday afternoon, ESPN was the first to report that Jorge Masvidal Fernandez, the father of the retired UFC superstar was the person arrested by police, and he is currently being charged with second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon. The outlet added that Fernandez, 67, allegedly shot Luis Lencioni at least twice, per a police report they obtained.
Jorge Masvidal record: 35-17 (16 KO, 2 submissions)
Jorge Masvidal has yet to officially comment on the arrest of his father and is unlikely to do so until at least Saturday with him currently promoting a Friday night event for his Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA promotion in Sunrise, Florida.
Masvidal brought his outstanding career to an official close last month at UFC 287. At the event, the 38-year-old “Gamebred” suffered a unanimous decision loss to top welterweight contender Gilbert Burns. The defeat was the fourth straight and the sixth in his last nine fights.
In the state of Florida, second-degree manslaughter a felony in Florida and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation, and a $10,000 fine.