Who is Jorge Masvidal’s wife? UFC star who slammed Colin Kaepernick is accused of cheating
The 36-year-old has called Kaepernick a 'coward' as he reacted to a post from Turning Point USA showing him wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt
UFC star Jorge Masvidal has again made headlines after being accused of cheating on his wife earlier this year. He recently took to social media to react to a post from Turning Point USA via his Instagram Stories. The post showed the former football quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, donning a Fidel Castro shirt in 2016 beside a picture of the protests in Cuba.
Slamming Kaepernick, Masvidal wrote, “Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there.”
At the time, the 33-year-old civil rights activist had defended his decision to wear that shirt as he told Sports Illustrated, “I’m not talking about Fidel Castro and his oppression. I’m talking about Malcolm X and what he’s done for people.” He continued: “One thing that Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system. Which we do not do here, even though we’re fully capable of doing that,” before adding, “We do break up families here. That’s what mass incarceration is. That was the foundation of slavery. So our country has been based on that as well as the genocide of Native Americans.”
But the 36-year-old mixed martial artist was not satisfied with this justification as he said in the social media post, “My father escaped Cuba when he was 14 years old. And I’ve only heard the horror stories since I could process thoughts of how s--- this communist regime, killing machine is. So I just want to shed some light on Cuba – big SOS signal for them.”
“This oppression has been going on for 61 years. It’s not just because of the pandemic, or it’s not just because they ran out of medicine, because they’ve been out of medicine, they’ve been out of resources and food. Because of the corrupt government, the extreme corruption over there where only a few at the top eat and everybody else has to suffer – those days have to come to an end,” Masvidal stated before urging people to support Cuba and spread awareness about “these corrupt governments.”
This comes months after Masvidal’s former best friend turned rival, Colby Covington, sparked controversy by sharing a photo of him with a woman, whom he claimed to be Masvidal’s wife. Covington took to Twitter in April and shared the picture in question with a caption that read, “Out here playing games with Mrs. Masvidal. Great catching up with you Maritza! #ufc261.”
Who is Jorge Masvidal’s wife?
In April, Covington told Mac Life that Masvidal and Maritza Collado are husband and wife. He also said that the Gamebred’s children are from Maritza and his marriage to ex-wife Iman Kawa was a lie. “The mother of his children and his wife that is still on the marriage certificate today - they're not divorced yet - is Maritza Collado... Maritza Masvidal,” Covington had stated.
Later, he told Sports Reporter and Producer Helen Yee that Masvidal had cheated on Maritza and lied to his kids about their mother. “He’s a piece-of-s*** person. He cheated on his wife; he cheated on his kids. He lies to his kids. He’s just not a good person. So I want to expose him in front of the whole world,” Covington remarked via Heavy.
But at the time, Masvidal’s fans came out in his defense, blaming Covington for pulling a publicity stunt. Regarding Kawa, it has been said that she was Masvidal’s former love interest. They were together for around a decade and share three kids - two daughters and a son. However, in 2019, they got separated.