Masvidal’s father facing attempted murder charge

Jorge Masvidal Fernandez, the father of recently retired UFC star Jorge Masvidal, was arrested Thursday on a charge of second-degree attempted murder with a deadly weapon after a shooting inside the Miami home owned by Masvidal, according to a Miami-Dade (Florida) Police Department arrest affidavit.

Fernandez allegedly shot a man, Luis Lencioni, at least twice, per police. Lencioni was taken to the hospital with apparent gunshot wounds in both arms. Lencioni told officers that Fernandez shot him after a “verbal dispute” near the house’s kitchen. Masvidal, who announced his retirement from the UFC last month, was not at home at the time of the incident, per police.

Fernandez, 67, was taken into custody and exercised his right to remain silent, according to the affidavit. Police found a 38-caliber inside a kitchen cabinet after obtaining a search warrant, police said.

Masvidal has not commented on the situation. He is promoting his Gamebred Bareknuckle MMA card Friday night in Sunrise, Florida.

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