As the son of Cuban and Peruvian immigrants, Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight Jorge Masvidal is no stranger to the concepts of perseverance and ambition.
Growing up on the poverty line in Miami wasn't picture-perfect, but Masvidal says his parents' sacrifices and hard work were exactly what ignited his will to fight.
"Life is a fight," he says. "Fighting spirit is just spirit that drives you to stay alive and to do what's right and keep moving forward."
Modelo Especial is celebrating Masvidal’s ingrained scrappiness as the official beer of the UFC.
Get to know Masvidal, and more about his outlook on his life, through the video above, which was produced as part of Modelo's campaign highlighting UFC fighters who both embrace and embody the fighting spirit.
"Anybody can tell you that maybe I'm not the most technical, the fastest, the strongest, but I have a fighting spirit," he says in the video above. "That's all I have. Whether I'm winning the fight or losing it, I'm gonna keep giving everything I have to win, to get my hand raised at the end."
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