Jorge Masvidal Post-Fight Press Conference | Gamebred Bareknuckle 4

Miami-Dade Police responded to a shooting that took place at a home owned by retired UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal on Thursday, which saw the fighter’s father arrested.

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal via Gamebred Promotions YouTube

Police confirmed to MMA Fighting that officers arrived at the 5800 block of SW 118 Avenue just before 3 p.m. local time in reference to a person who had been shot. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was also on the scene, tending to a male victim.

“According to the victim, he was involved in an argument that escalated when the subject produced a firearm and shot him,” Detective Chris Thomas said in an initial statement to MMA Fighting. “The adult male victim was transported to the hospital in stable condition.“

Immediately, it was made clear that the recently retired UFC star was not involved in the violent incident.

Jorge Masvidal Sr.

Jorge Masvidal Sr. via WPLG Local 10 YouTube

RELATED: Former WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder Arrested For Concealed Gun In California

“All occupants of the residence exited the home where units took the subject into custody without incident. The relationship between all parties on the scene has not been confirmed, however, all parties know each other. The listed owner of the residence is Jorge Masvidal Jr. He was not present during the incident and did not have any involvement.”

However, it didn’t end there for Masvidal or his family. Particularly his father and closest confidante, Jorge Sr.

The elder Masvidal has been charged with second-degree attempted manslaughter. A search warrant of the home turned up a .38 caliber revolver. The victim, Luis Leoncini, told Miami-Dade police that the 67-year-old suspect shot him in both arms after a fight inside the kitchen of the home.

RELATED: Jorge Masvidal Announces Retirement Following UFC 287 Loss, Calls Donald Trump “Greatest President In The History Of The World”

Lencioni was reportedly taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds in both arms. Lencioni said he engaged in a “verbal argument” with Masvidal Sr., which led to the shooting

Masvidal Sr., who immigrated to the United States from Cuba in 1971, was arrested on federal drug charges in 1989 and sent to prison, where he was incarcerated for 18 years, according to ESPN.

“We’re grateful that no one else was shot during this incident. It could have easily been worse,” said Detective Thomas.

Jorge Masvidal

Joe Rogan (L) and Jorge Masvidal (R) via UFC- Ultimate Fighting Championship YouTube

Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal Jr. retired from competition following his loss last month at UFC 287. Outside of The Octagon, he’s dealing with legal issues himself, following his alleged attack on rival Colby Covington in Florida in late 2022.

Masvidal was charged with aggravated battery for the occurrence, with took place outside of a Miami Beach restaurant. That case has yet to be tried.

NEXT: Colby Covington Weighs In On UFC Rival Jorge Masvidal’s Retirement: “I Retired Jorge ‘Street Judas’ Last Year”

Mentioned in this article:

More about: