Jorge Masvidal charged with Assault on Colby Covington

UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal has been charged with assault by police in the United States after an alleged altercation with rival Colby Covington outside a restaurant.

The incident is believed to have occurred in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday night.

According to a police report, 37-year-old Masvidal “hit him twice in the face with his clenched fist.”
Covington defeated Masvidal on points at UFC 272 in Las Vegas on March 5.

Masvidal and former interim welterweight champion 34-year-old Covington were friends and training partners before their relationship fell apart and turned into fierce competition.