Colby Covington claims “brain injury” from Jorge Masvidal attack
According to new allegations, Colby Covington suffered a ‘brain injury’ as a result of the claimed attack by Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal got into a physical argument with Colby Covington outside a steakhouse in Miami, Florida on March 21st, 2022. It had only been a little more than two weeks since the two had fought in the UFC octagon at UFC 272. In the welterweight main event, Covington defeated Masvidal by unanimous decision.
Masvidal was arrested by Miami Beach police on March 23rd, but was freed after posting a $5,000 bond. Masvidal pleaded not guilty to single counts of aggravated violence causing serious bodily harm and criminal mischief in a written statement.
The feud between former friends and roommates Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington took a turn on Thursday at the first court hearing, when it was revealed that Covington had allegedly suffered a ‘brain injury’ during the alleged attack.
The next court date has been set for May 12 by Judge Zachary James of Florida’s 11th Circuit Court, at which time a trial date could be set.
Jorge Masvidal has also been issued a restraining order, which requires him to stay 25 feet away from Covington and 500 feet away from his home. He’s also not allowed to communicate with Covington, either directly or indirectly. After the alleged attack, Covington stated that he is “in terror” of Masvidal, prompting the restraining order.
If Masvidal is found guilty of second-degree felony aggravated violence, he may face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, with extra penalties for the criminal mischief allegation. For allegedly concealing his identity, a first-degree felony aggravated battery accusation may result in a jail sentence of up to 30 years.