Former two-time UFC welterweight title challenger, Jorge Masvidal has been released on bond after he was arrested on Wednesday night and taken to Miami Beach Police Department following an alleged physical altercation with former interim welterweight champion, Colby Covington at a Miami Beach restaurant on Monday night.
Masvidal, a native of Miami, Florida, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery/great bodily harm as well as a felony charge of criminal mischief in relation to an alleged attack on recent opponent, Covington earlier this week. Masvidal was held on a bond of $15,000, however, he has since been released on bond.
If convicted of the charges brought against him, Masvidal could potentially face a prison sentence of up to a period of 15 years, or a fine of $10,000, or both. Aggravated battery is considered a second-degree felony, as well as criminal mischief which is also considered a felony charge.
Reports began circulating earlier this week, detailing an alleged physical altercation between Masvidal and the aforenoted, Covington outside the Papi Steak restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida – in which Covington alleges Masvidal punched him twice in the face, resulting in a fractured tooth as well as suffering an abrasion to his left wrist. Covington claimed Masvidal had told him “You shouldn’t have been talking about my kids” during the attack.
The Miami Beach Police Department also officially released an arrest affidavit in which the victim of the alleged attack on Monday night at around 11:30 p.m. ET reported damages in the region of $15,000 to Rolex watch of his valued at an estimated $90,000 – which was allegedly scratched while it’s wristband was broken/bent.
CSI also photographed Masvidal’s right hand upon his booking into the Miami Beach Police Department, which was visibly injured and was stitched medically.
Masvidal and Covington fought professionally under the UFC banner less than three weeks ago in the main event of UFC 272 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Covington would go on to win via unanimous decision against Masvidal.