Since retiring from the world of mixed martial arts following UFC 287, Jorge Masvidal still remains as high profile as ever. He’s never hidden from the headlines, whether it’s calling out rivals, fighting his legal battles, or voicing his political opinion.
The 38-year-old stepped away from the sport following his loss to Gilbert Burns on April 8. Talking to announcer Joe Rogan post-fight, he said goodbye, thanked the fans, and praised former US President Donald Trump, who was in attendance in the front row.
“I don’t feel the same way when I get in here,” he told Rogan in front of the live audience.
He finished with a record of 35-17 and was one of the sport’s prime-time players – a recognizable face among a sea of sometimes forgotten fighters.
But riding off into the sunset just isn’t his style, and it’s definitely not conducive to his out-of-the-cage activities, either. Jorge Masvidal has remained in the news due to his opinions and some allegations. Some of the latter involve him, but one also involves a shooting that took place on his property. His father (Jorge Sr.) was eventually charged with attempted murder last month stemming from the incident.
All of those subjects and more were on Jorge Masvidal’s mind as he made a guest appearance on Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill’s podcast this week. And despite all the topics that were brought up, one that gained a lot of attention on social media is when the now-retired star revealed the highest amount he had ever been paid for a single fight.
“From a fight? The most, I’d say right around 5ms [million]. 25 minutes,” Masvidal answered.
The hosts of the show also asked Jorge Mavidal about how much cost he incurred caring for his body. Obviously, mixed martial arts is a violent and potentially crippling sport and the health care expense can be enormous. However, Gamebred says that the company has always done a good job of providing security for its stars.
“The UFC takes care of us to an extent with medicals. If anything happens to you after the fight or in preparation for the fight, we’re very well taken care of. Even after the fight, anything that happens gym-related, we’re taken care of. We don’t have insurance, or like a dental plan, but anything that happens related to fighting or training, they take care of.”
Jorge Masvidal has spent the early stages of retirement not only engaging in politics but also battling legal issues, as well. He stopped by a Miami restaurant on Tuesday to join former President Donald Trump on the campaign trail. However, just like DJT, the veteran warrior faces some legal battles of his own.
Masvidal still faces assault charges for allegedly attacking rival Colby Covington outside of a Papi Steakhouse in Miami in 2022. He pleaded not guilty to those charges in April.