**Editor’s Note: Updated 3/24/22 at 1:16 p.m. ET
Jorge Masvidal was charged and arrested for his alleged assault on Colby Covington outside of a Miami restaurant on Monday evening. According to records, Masvidal was arrested on charges of aggravated battery/great bodily harm and criminal mischief. He was being held on $15,000 bond in Miami, but has since been released.
The charge of aggravated battery is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The lesser of the two charges, criminal mischief, can also result in jail time and fines should Masvidal be convicted.
Prior to the arrest, Masvidal met with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to address his application for a promoter’s license, the goal to bring his Gamebred FC promotion to the state. Those plans have since been tabled with Masvidal’s legal situation pending.
“I had a mutual combatant with another athlete, and you know, I can’t say too much on this, but if we could table [the application] for later, that would be amazing,” Masvidal said in his meeting with the NSAC.
**Editor’s Note: Updated 3/22/22 at 3:35 p.m. ET
A new report from ESPN confirmed additional details on the altercation that allegedly involved Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington on Monday night.
Per a Miami Beach police report obtained by ESPN, Masvidal was charged with felony battery. The other party involved invoked Marsy’s Law which ensures that victims of crime have equal, constitutional rights on the same level as those accused and convicted of crimes. Because of this, the other party was not named directly, but the report confirmed that the individual lost teeth in the altercation.
Masvidal was reportedly wearing a surgical mask when the incident occurred, but was easily identified by his voice and upper part of his face that was exposed. According to the other party involved, Masvidal ran up from the left and sucker-punched him twice, one to the mouth, the other to the left eye while saying, “You shouldn’t have been talking about my kids.” Masvidal would make a similar statement on Twitter.
**Editor’s Note: Updated 3/22/22 at 11:20 a.m. ET
Video footage obtained by TMZ and a recent tweet by Jorge Masvidal has provided some additional details on the incident that occurred at a Miami restaurant Monday night.
Initially TMZ acquired a short video clip of Colby Covington standing outside with police officers present.
Another video obtained by TMZ appears to show Masvidal being held back by several individuals following the the altercation. Masvidal can be heard yelling, “Don’t talk about my kids.”
‘Gamebred’ took to Twitter this morning and shed some light on his possible motive for the alleged attack on his former friend turned bitter enemy.
The Bad Blood Continues…
It’s been reported by Fox Sports Host Andy Slater that Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal were involved in a fight at a local restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida. It should be noted that Slater is a radio host for Fox Sports, specifically in the South Florida area.
Masvidal posted a cryptic video to his twitter within an hour of the news breaking.
It doesn’t stop there, Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa posted on twitter alluding to the altercation.
Covington and Masvidal fought at UFC 272 on March 5th, 2022. Covington was victorious by Unanimous Decision in dominant fashion. It seems at the moment, the “beef” between Covington and Masvidal wasn’t all for show or fabricated to sell tickets for their PPV fight earlier this month. Stay tuned and be sure to check back at Overtime Heroics for any updates on the ongoing situation between Covington and Masvidal.
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