UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal has been arrested and charged for his assault on fellow fighter Colby Covington at Papi Steak restaurant in Miami

Looks like things just got worse for Jorge Masvidal. Police documents have now emerged stating that Masvidal attacked Covington outside of Papi Steak restaurant on Monday night. An initial report of the scuffle was posted by Fox Sports Radio’s Andy Slater. Masvidal allegedly “ran up to him from his left, and without notice, punched him with a closed fist two times in the face,” the police report reads. One punch reportedly landed on Covington’s mouth and the other connected with his left eye.

Jorge Masvidal
Jorge Masvidal holds the record for the fastest UFC knockout (Image credit: Getty)

Reports have come in fresh stating that Masvidal was arrested on charges of aggravated battery/great bodily harm as well as criminal mischief. He’s currently being held on $15,000 bond in Miami.

If found guilty and successively convicted, 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.

If rumors and reports, including one from his bitter-rival Covington is to be believed, this is not the first time that Masvidal has had trouble with the law. He was jailed earlier for attempted grand-theft, and has found himself in legal distress on numerous occasions in the past.

‘You got your a** whooped’ – Nate Diaz mocks Jorge Masvidal and advises him to never lose a fight again

UFC superstar Nate Diaz has offered his two cents on the ongoing controversy between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington that involved an altercation at a restaurant

The altercation between Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington is all over the news and has got the MMA world talking. It would be remiss to say that Nate Diaz wouldn’t have an opinion on this situation, given the bad-boy reputation he’s built over time.

UFC 244 saw Jorge Masvidal defeat Nate Diaz to win the BMF title
Jorge Masvidal (R) speaks to Nate Diaz after he is awarded victory by TKO on a medical stoppage against in the Welterweight “BMF” championship bout (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

One impression synonymous with the Diaz name would be the brawling adventures of the Diaz brothers. The Stockton slugger has had his fair share of encounters outside the octagon- from his infamous Nashville Strikeforce brawl inside the octagon to his latest encounter with AJ McKee and crew, Diaz isn’t afraid to throwdown.

The younger Diaz brother who earlier supported Masvidal for his actions, has since taken digs at the Miami fighter and suggested that he shouldn’t be losing fights. Nate Diaz whose record himself stands at 20-13 in MMA, is regarded as the last of the few in a dying breed of ‘kill or be killed’ fighters.

Reacting to the news Diaz said,

Ps u got ur ass whooped N or out the cage your in the big leagues now don’t ever lose

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