Jorge Masvidal’s Wife: Things You Didn’t Know

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Iman Kawa is the former wife of a famous UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, an American professional mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division. Kawa is a Jordanian American entrepreneur and procurement specialist.

Kawa’s former husband, Masvidal, is scheduled to face Gilbert Burns on April 8, 2023, at UFC 287.

Iman Kawa
Iman Kawa (Source: Instagram)

She became popular on the internet when her name was linked with Jorge. The couple was in a relationship for approximately 10 years before separating in 2019.

The ex-couple were again in the news after a friend-turned-enemy accused Jorge of cheating. The “friend-turned-enemy” guy also works with Jorge in UFC.

But who is this guy that turned Jorge’s life upside down for a moment? Was he someone special? Is he going to fight Jorge in the octagon?

Find out in this article, starting with some quick facts about Jorge Masvidal’s wife.

Quick Facts

Full Name Iman Kawa
Birth Date 19th June 1988
Birth Place Miami, Florida
Current Residence Miami, Florida
Nick Name None
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Famous For Being Professional Chef, YouTube Personality, & Jorge Masvidal’s Ex-Partner
Ethnicity Arab-American Ethnicity
Education Culinary Institue Of America
Horoscope Gemini
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings Five
Age 35 Years Old
Height 5 ft 4 in / 164 cm / 1.64 m
Weight 156 lb / 71 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Average
Hobbies Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Cooking & Shopping
Favorite Destination Not Available
Profession Chef, Businesswomen, & Procurement Specialist
Marital Status Unmarried
Kids Two Daughters And A Son
Social Media Instagram
Net Worth Estimated $200K
Jorge Masvidal’s Merch  Action Figure, UFC Cards
Last Updated May 2024

Bio, Early Life, & Family

The ex-wife of Masvidal, Iman Kawa, was born on the 19th of June, 1988. She grew up in Miami alongside her five siblings.

Iman Kawa is the sister of MMA managers Malki and Ibraham Kawa.

After graduating high school, Kawa attended the Culinary Institute of America, where she got her graduate degree.

The former Jorge Masvidal’s wife is a professional chef and a procurement specialist. She runs a YouTube channel named Better Than Your Mother, where she posts videos of cooking tutorials and her lifestyle.

Jorge Masvidal's wife posing for a edgy content
Iman Kawa Jorge Masvidal’s Wife Posing (Source: Instagram)

Jorge Kawa’s former husband has been a part of her videos many times; there’s even a separate video featuring and welcoming Jorge into the channel.

Jorge Masvidal’s now ex-wife, Iman Kawa, shared the relationship of husband and wife for almost a decade before splitting up.

The couple divorced in early 2019, but reports state they split up in 2018.

Net worth

Iman Kawa’s net worth is estimated to be around $200k, mainly generated from her YouTube channel and brand Better Than Your Mother.

On the other hand, Jorge Masvidal’s estimated net worth is $6 million, which he earned from his pro-fighting career in the UFC.

Masvidal launched an MMA promotion, iKON FC, featuring UFC veterans and up-and-coming fighters in January 2022, and the promotion’s inaugural event aired on UFC Fight Pass. 

Marriage, Children, & Divorce

Iman Kawa and Jorge Masvidal got married sometime in the late 2000s.

The couple was also blessed with three beautiful children. But they decided not to reveal any information about their children.

The eldest child (daughter) of the three is about 20 years old as of 2024, followed by the middle child, the second daughter, who is 14 years old.

Similarly, the youngest child, the only son, is about 7 years old.

Jorge Masvidal's wife with a kid
Jorge Masvidal’s Former Wife With A Kid (Source: Instagram)

Fast forward to 2019, the couple got divorced but maintained a healthy relationship as friends. They still follow each other on Instagram.

Iman later claimed that their divorce was due to Jorge’s unfaithful nature.

The former Jorge Masvidal’s wife also claimed that the MMA fighter had dated many models in the past behind her back.

There is no clue as to who got custody of the three children.

Our expertise suggests that Iman won the custody battle if there was Jorge, a pro-fighter, could not possibly have time to look after three children.

Jorge Masvidal

Jorge was born in 1984, on the 12th of November.

He has been competing professionally since 2003 and competed for Bellator, Strikeforce, Shark Fights, and World Victory Road.

Masvidal holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history at five seconds and won the symbolic UFC ‘BMF’ Championship belt.

He is #11in the UFC welterweight rankings as of October 3, 2022.


In April of 2021, Colby Covington, a welterweight division fighter, said that Masvidal and a woman named Maritza Collado are husband and wife during a Mac Life interview.

The former best friend of Masvidal said that Maritza is the real wife of Jorge, not Iman Kawa. 

He also boldly claimed that Jorge’s children were Maritza’s and not his ex-wife, Iman Kawa’s.

Covington said, and we quote,

“The mother of his children and his wife, who is still on the marriage certificate today, have not been divorced yet, is Maritza Collado… Maritza Masvidal.”

Moreover, he stated that Jorge had an extramarital affair, lied to her children about their mother, and cheated on Maritza.

Covington did not hold back; he wanted to destroy Masvidal’s professional career. He said everything he knew, every detail that would make Jorge ashamed.

“He’s a s****y person. He cheated on his wife and his children,” said Colby Covington.

Following that, he also said, “He lies to his children. He’s just not a good person. So I want to expose him in front of everybody.”

He reported these claims to sports producer and reporter Helen Yee.

Masvidal’s fan jumped to cover for him, saying that Covington wanted media coverage and that this was a publicity stunt.

Isn’t it ironic how the person who went off against Colin Kaepernick for wearing a Fidel Castro t-shirt is now blamed for cheating on his wife and kids?

Colby Covington

It was reported that Masvidal assaulted UFC rival Colby Covington on March 22, 2022.

Covington was leaving a restaurant when Masvidal ran up to Covington and punched him twice, breaking one of Covington’s teeth and causing an abrasion on his wrist.

He was arrested a day after the incident and charged with aggravated battery, resulting in great bodily harm.

Masvidal had to go to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on a $15,000 bond. He was released on condition.


Jorge Masvidal’s wife is currently single; there are no indications that she has another man in her life.

She is raising her three children alongside pursuing her professional career. She is an excellent example of resilience.

As far as we can tell, Kawa is not looking for a relationship right now; she is investing all her energy and effort into growing her business and raising her children.

Social Media Links

Iman Kawa is available on social media. However, she does not post about herself a lot, but she updates her work and uploads a lot of food photos.


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Twitter: 1055 followers

Popularity Graph

Iman Kawa is a professional chef and the former wife of Jorge Masvidal.

Iman Kawa
Iman Kawa Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The above graph shows Kawa‘s popularity over the past twelve months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who manages the ex-husband of Iman Kawa, Jorge Masvidal?

Jorge Masvidal's manager, Malki Kawa, is his ex-wife, Iman Kawa's brother. Iman's other brother Ibrahim Kawa is also in the same business as a manager.

Has Jorge Masvidal fought Colby Covington?

On March 5, 2022, Masvidal faced Colby Covington at UFC 272. He was defeated via a unanimous decision. However, he earned the Fight of the Night award.

Has Jorge Masvidal ever fought in the BodogFIGHT?

Iman Kawa's former husband Masvidal garnered a 3-0 record in the now-defunct BodogFIGHT promotion, including decision victories over Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger, and a head kick knockout of PRIDE Fighting Championships and UFC veteran Yves Edwards.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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