Jorge Masvidal was arrested in connection to his alleged attack on Colby Covington, Miami Beach, Fla .
According to online records, Masvidal was arrested on charges of aggravated battery/great bodily harm as well as criminal mischief. Masvidal is currently in Miami on $15,000 bail.
If convicted of the current charges, Masvidal could potentially face significant time behind bars with aggravated battery considered a second-degree felony with up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. Criminal mischief can also result in jail time and/or fines as well.
Masvidal’s arrest comes in the wake of an altercation that allegedly took place outside Papi Steak Restaurant late Monday night where Covington was having dinner with The Nelk Boys, a popular podcast group that frequents UFC events.
Police received a call. They later reported that Covington told authorities that he had just left MMA Fighting when he was attacked by the alleged attacker. Covington sustained a broken tooth and a wrist injury in the attack.
Covington claimed Masvidal was his attacker, while also claiming that Masvidal shouted at him “you shouldn’t have been speaking about my children” during the altercation. Covington said he recognized Masvidal’s voice as well as his hair sticking out of his hoodie.
Masvidal seemed to address the altercation later that same night when he posted a video on Twitter saying “call this the show your face challenge … what’s up, I’m from Dade county. That’s how my city rolls. That’s how my city rolls.”
Masvidal discussed the matter during a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. He presented a proposal he was awaiting for a state promoter’s licence.
“I had a mutual combatant with another athlete, and you know, I can’t say too much on this, but if we could table [the application] for later, that would be amazing,” Masvidal said.
At the time, Masvidal hadn’t been charged with any crimes but that changed late Wednesday night when he was taken into custody and placed under arrest.