UNITED STATES: Both UFC welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal were allegedly involved in an altercation outside a Miami Beach restaurant late Monday night. According to a Miami Beach police report obtained by ESPN, Masvidal was charged with felony battery in connection with the altercation on Monday.
According to Miami Beach Police, the other person who lost teeth was not identified after invoking that right under Marsy’s Law. The two UFC fighters have met before, with Covington winning a lopsided unanimous decision over Masvidal on March 5 at UFC 272 in Las Vegas.
Covington, 34, and Masvidal, 37, reconnected outside of Papi Steak on Monday around 11.30 p.m as TMZ published a video of Masvidal yelling, “Don’t talk about my kids,” as he was prevented from approaching Covington.
In the video, Covington is also overheard saying, “He’s over here swinging, trying to come at me, and I ran out the back of the room.” “How would he even know I’m here?” Covington asked of a social media star and podcast host Bob Menery.
Menery had earlier posted a video to his Instagram story showing Covington and the group’s location, Papi Steak, on Monday. Menery referred to Covington as “the king of motherfucking Miami” and wrote, “@papisteak is that spotttttttttttttt”.
Masvidal then took to Twitter, adding his message and tagged Covington. “I’m calling this the show-your-face challenge.” What’s going on? Masvidal explained, “I’m from Dade County.” “If you’re going to talk that shit, you’ve got to back it up.” That’s how it’s done in my town, man. “Never had a problem with Menery,” Menery later tweeted (Masvidal). He was highly dissatisfied with how he chose to handle his ongoing ‘beef,’ which had already been decided in a regulated platform. @ufc.