Jorge Masvidal has had his arraignment in connection with the alleged attack against Colby Covington rescheduled for April 28


Jorge Masvidal’s arraignment on charges he allegedly attacked recent opponent Colby Covington will be pushed back a week.

Masvidal was to appear in court in Miami’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida on Thursday morning. According to Judge Zachary L. James, the popular UFC welterweight wasn’t present as the hearing date was changed for April 28,.

The 37-year old faces separate felony charges in relation to an alleged attack on Covington that took place over the past month. A more severe charge, the aggravated assault with a mask is facing a possible sentence of 15 year imprisonment and/or a $10,000 monetary fine. Police responded to a call and later stated in a report that the victim, who MMA Fighting identified as Covington, told authorities that he was leaving Papi Steak Restaurant in Miami Beach when the alleged assailant ran up and punched him twice. Covington sustained a broken tooth and a wrist injury in the attack.

After Covington claimed that $15,000 of the damage to his $90,000 Rolex was caused by him during the altercation, Masvidal now faces a felony criminal misconduct charge. In Florida, criminal mischief with damages over $1,000 is considered a third-degree felony. Gamebred was taken into custody a few days later. He was released on $15,000 bail and entered a written plea to not guilty.

Masvidal’s rivalry with Covington dates back to years, after they had a long friendship as training partners and friends at American Top Team. The bad blood boiled over into a main event bout at UFC 272 in March, which Covington won via unanimous decision.