Jorge Masvidal’s father arrested for attempted murder


Jorge Masvidal Sr., father of retired UFC superstar Jorge Masvidal Jnr. has been arrested for attempted murder, following an incident at the mixed martial arts fighter’s home.

Masvidal Sr., who was booked at 1:33 AM on Friday, May 5, allegedly shot a man in the arms during a dispute at the ex-UFC star’s Miami-area home on Thursday afternoon.

According to ESPN, the arrest affidavit showed the shooting took place at the Florida home shortly after the fighter’s father got into an argument with a man named Luis Leoncini.

Leoncini told cops Masvidal Sr. shot him after the tiff, inflicting gunshot wounds to both of his arms.

It’s unclear what sparked the alleged dispute, but the affidavit showed Leoncini was transported to a local hospital.

Masvidal Sr. was booked on a charge of attempted second-degree murder with a deadly weapon with a firearm.

Security operatives found a .38 caliber revolver inside a kitchen cabinet after a search was conducted in the house.

Masvidal Jr. was not present during the alleged shooting and ‘did not have any involvement’ in it all.

Jorge Masvidal has yet to officially comment on the arrest of his father. He is promoting a Friday night event for his Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA promotion in Sunrise, Florida.

In the state of Florida, second-degree attempted murder is a felony and is punishable by up to 15 years in prison, 15 years of probation and a $10,000 fine.

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