UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal is a self-made MMA fighter and certainly a fan-favorite. The 38-year-old has had a fair share of wickedness inside and outside the fighting cage. ‘Gamebred‘ has been competing professionally for 2 decades now, with memorable runs in organizations like AFC, Strikeforce, and now the UFC.
Despite having graced the Octagon for over a decade, fans would argue that 2019 was the most memorable and profitable run for the Miami resident. Masvidal not only won the inaugural BMF belt against Nate Diaz, but he also secured the fastest knockout in the UFC record prior to that. Love him or hate him, Jorge’s fighting style never disappointed a fan.
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However, not many fans know about Jorge’s pre-MMA career. The prolific fighter had to throw down in unsanctioned fights across Miami-Dade county. His backyard brawls for Kimbo Slice have become the stuff of legend. It is also worth mentioning that the American has a mixed ethnicity, carrying Cuban genes from his father and Peruvian from his mother.
Jorge Masvidal’s net worth
Masvidal has come a long way as a combat sports veteran. And over the years, the Miami resident has had ties with several high-profile brands, the noteworthy ones of which being Metro PCS and Reebok. As per celebrity net worth, Jorge’s net worth stands at $6 million.
He has a reach of 849K followers on Twitter, 884K on his YouTube channel, and a massive 3 million on Instagram. Considering these numbers, it is safe to say that the 35-year-old is raking in tens of thousands of dollars with every commercial and advertisement he puts up on his socials. Jorge, now 38, credits most of his success and career to Kimbo Slice, who unfortunately passed away aged 42 in 2016.
How much money does Jorge Masvidal earn in UFC?
Jorge didn’t attain superstar status overnight. The 38-year-old had to work his way up the ladder, now bearing the fruits of his labor. Jorge locked horns with Matt Lee in 2007 at Strikeforce: Playboy Mansion for $18,182. Masvidal’s first 6-figure payday came against Ross Pearson at UFC 201 when he bagged $124,000. His highest check at the time happened in London facing Darren till for $247,000.
Despite winning the coveted BMF title in 2019, ‘Gamebred’ earned only $270,000. However, the prolific knockout artist made over 1 million dollars in back-to-back bouts against Kamaru Usman. Jorge bagged $530,000 for the first contest and $532,000 for the rematch. Whereas the grudge match against Colby Covington earned him $530,000.
Adding up some of these massive numbers throughout his long career, Jorge has bagged about $3.97 million from his UFC career. However, it is noteworthy that not all these numbers include Pay-per-view shares and bonuses. Masvidal signed a new contract with the UFC, just before his grudge match against Colby in March 2022.
‘Gamebred‘ owned businesses
With over 2 decades of combat sports experience, Jorge sure does know a thing or two about the business side of fighting. The 38-year-old knows he’s got only a few years left, thus Masvidal has set himself up when his retirement day arrives. ‘Gamebred’ is the CEO and promoter over at the iKON Fighting Championship.
Whether he’s in a training camp or not, Jorge puts together fights along with long-time friend and matchmaker Dean Toole. The duo works behind the scenes to put on live events for iKON, Gamebred FC, and Gamebred Boxing. Masvidal owns all three promotions and has promoted some of the most fascinating bouts on them.
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However, Masvidal also owns a business in a partnership that is completely nonrelated to fighting. In 2020, The Miami resident teamed up with a spirit company named Recuerdo. The duo came together to sell Mezcal, a distilled alcoholic beverage made of specific types of agave. After the parties joined hands, the sales only appeared to boom higher.