How much is Jorge Masvidal worth?
|Net Worth:||$7.5 Million|
|Profession:||Professional MMA Fighter|
|Date of Birth:||November 12, 1984|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal is an American professional mixed martial artist whose professional career began in 2003. Since then, he has been competing for multiple events held by Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Roads. As of now, he is part of the welterweight division for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). At five seconds, he holds the record for fastest knockout in UFC history and is the organization’s former BMF Champion.
How Did Jorge Masvidal Get So Rich?
Being part of the American Top Team and competing in Bellator, Strikeforce, and other well-known MMA and kickboxing organizations is what made Masvidal so rich. In May 2003, Jorge began his professional career. In his mixed martial arts debut, he defeated Brandon Bledsoe via knockout in just three minutes. The following month, he competed in the main event of the AFC (Absolute Fighting Championships) event XII, in which he defeated Joe Lauzon via technical knockout. During the early and late 2000s, while making a name for himself, the rising star earned more than $50.000 from his matches.
Just after he garnered a 3-0 record, Jorge was signed by Bellator. In 2009, he entered their lightweight tournament where he made it to the semi-finals. Eventually, he was eliminated from the tournament by Toby Imada at Bellator 5, which marked his first loss. By the following year, things didn’t work out between the two sides and he was released by the organization. He then returned to Strikeforce where he racked up victories over the likes of Billy Evangelista, KJ Noons, and Justin Wilcox. By 2012, Jorge was earning well over $500.000. Following the dissolution of Strikeforce the following year, Miasvidal was moved over to the UFC.
Why is he so famous?
Jorge Masvidal became famous when his professional boxing career began. He was born on November 12, 1984, in Miami, Florida. He’s the son of a Cuban father and a Peruvian mother. His father left Cuba during the 1960s and became a self-made raft that was imprisoned for more than twenty years for drug trafficking and manslaughter. From a young age, Jorge was involved in many street fights and attended multiple competitions and contests.
In the 1990s, while attending the St. Brendan High School, he began wrestling. One of his earliest fights was against Ray, the protege of Kimbo Slice whom he defeated. Unfortunately for the MMA fighter, his wrestling time in St. Brendan High School was relatively short as he failed to stay eligible because of his mixed grades. He then focused his attention to karate and mixed martial arts and began training across the Florida area with various specialists. By the time he graduated from high school, he was already starting his professional career.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What made the mixed martial artist so successful are his many matches and achievements. After winning his first two matches in UFC (against Tim Means and Michael Chiesa), he was booked for his first major match – against Rustam Khabilov. His fight against the Russian fighter was part of the UFC Fight Night 31 and despite his loss, their bout was still able to win “Fight of the Night”. Throughout the next few years, the MMA fighter continued to collect both wins and losses against the likes of Daron Cruickshank, Al Iaquinta, Cezar Ferreira, and Benson Henderson.
After losing to Stephen Thompson in November 2017 at UFC 217, Jorge Masvidal went on a hiatus that lasted well over one year. Following his layoff that lasted six months, he made his return in March 2019 against Darren Till in the main event of UFC Fight Night 147. Masvidal won his return match and also earned his second “Fight of the Night” and third “Performance of the Night” bonus awards. Ever since his return, while earning more than $10 million, Masvidal has also won many awards and achievements. He has been awarded the Wrestling Observer’s “MMA’s Most Valuable Player” for 2019, and has won multiple “Knockout of the Year”, “Comeback Fighter of the Year”, and “Fight / Performance of the Night” accolades as well.
Jorge Masvidal is one of the current leading names in MMA. Immediately after his professional career started, he was able to quickly gather wins and awards from his impressive performances. Besides holding the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history, Jorge is also a one-time AFC Welterweight Champion and UFC BMF Champion.