PICTURED: Jorge Masvidal’s father stands for his mugshot as he’s charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER for ‘shooting a 67-year-old man at the ex-UFC star’s home in domestic dispute’… and now faces up to 15 years in prison
- Jorge Masvidal Fernandez faces a maximum penalty of 15 years and a $10k fine
- Jorge Masvidal Jr. retired from the UFC in April & wasn’t present at the shooting
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Jorge Masvidal’s father has been arrested and charged for second-degree attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man during a dispute at Masvidal Jr.’s Miami home.
In the early hours of Friday, at 1:33am, Jorge Masvidal Fernandez was booked into Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Center according to jail records cited by TMZ.
According to ESPN’s report, Masvidal Sr. shot Luis Lencioni twice, leaving gunshot wounds in both arms. Per a report cited by the outlet, police found a 38-caliber weapon inside a kitchen cabinet at Masvidal Jr.’s residence.
The younger Masvidal wasn’t present and is not a suspect, according to Miami-Dade police, who did not name the suspect, Jorge Masvidal Sr., in Thursday’s statement, provided to DailyMail.com.
Per Florida law, the maximum punishment for the second-degree felony is a 15-year prison sentence and $10,000 fine.
Jorge Masvidal Fernandez was charged with second-degree attempted murder per reports
Police were called to Masvidal Jr.’s home around 3pm after a shooting. Upon arrival, officers witnessed an adult male receiving aid from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Lencioni told police he was in an argument that escalated when the accused produced a firearm and shot Lencioni, before he was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
‘All occupants of the residence exited the home where units took the subject into custody without incident,’ read the police statement provided to DailyMail.com. ‘The relationship between all parties on 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.’
The subject is currently awaiting interview by detectives. Neither his, nor the victim’s identities have been released.
Masvidal Jr. retired following April’s loss at UFC 287 in his hometown of Miami. The 38-year-old welterweight suffered a lopsided defeat against Gilbert Burns in the co-main event.
The loss by unanimous decision was the fourth straight defeat for Masvidal Jr., who retires with an MMA record of 35-17 dating back to 2003.
Before leaving the octagon, Masvisal Jr. famously saluted former President Donald Trump, who was in attendance at the Florida event, along with FL Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Jorge Masvidal Sr. was reportedly arrested in Miami following a shooting at his son’s home
Jorge Masvidal, right, and Gilbert Burns fight in their welterweight match during UFC 287
Police were seen surrounding the home of Jorge Masvidal Jr., a recently retired MMA fighter
‘I just want to say, greatest president in the history of the world sitting right there. I love that guy!
He then praised DeSantis before urging the crowd to vote out incumbent President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.
‘We also have the greatest governor of all time here in Florida. Let’s keep Florida free, a red state, and let’s take you know who, ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ motherf***** out of power and replace him.’
Masvidal Jr. then started a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ chant before exiting the octagon — a common phrase used to voice outward criticism of President Biden.
The slogan was born out of a NASCAR broadcast where an NBC Sports reporter falsely told viewers fans were chanting ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ when they were instead chanting ‘F*** Joe Biden’ following Brandon Brown’s October 2021 Xfinity Series win in Alabama.
The signature moment of Masvidal Jr.’s long career in the Octagon was his five-second knockout of Ben Askren with a flying knee at UFC 239 in 2019. It remains the fastest win in UFC history.