Masvidal facing charges after attacking Covington

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Masvidal facing charges after attacking Covington

Jorge Masvidal is facing felony charges after “allegedly” attacking Colby Covington outside a restaurant in Miami as their feud continues to turn ugly.

Their showdown at UFC 272, in which Covington scored a unanimous decision win, should have book-ended their fallout but it seems Masvidal is still to receive that memo.

A police report obtained identified Masvidal as the suspect in a felony battery incident that took place at a Miami Beach restaurant Monday night. The victim wasn’t identified in the police report because they invoked Marsy’s Law, which grants protective rights to the alleged victim of a crime.

But a video circulating on all the social media platforms shows Miami police questioning Colby Covington outside Papi Steak, a place frequented by A-list celebrities.

The police responded to a commotion at 10:55 p.m. ET, in which an individual claimed that he was attacked by Masvidal as he was walking away from the restaurant. According to the person, Masvidal ran up from the left and sucker-punched him twice. One punch was to his mouth and the other to his left eye resulting in him losing a tooth.

As of early Tuesday morning, online records for the Miami Police Department did not show an arrest involving Masvidal or Covington being made.

Jorge Masvidal, 37, is from Miami, while Covington now resides in the same city. The friends-turned-enemies exchanged heated words in the lead-up to their UFC bout, which was named Fight of the Night.

The defeat was Masvidal’s third consecutive, including two losses to Kamaru Usman, in his attempts to win the UFC welterweight championship. He signed an extension with UFC before the fight.

Covington, 34, rebounded from his own loss to Usman with the victory over Masvidal. He’s currently ranked No. 2 by ESPN at welterweight.

Masvidal’s actions drew the ire of the MMA community with Nate Diaz and Kamaru Usman both expressing their disappointment at the BMF title holders actions.

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