Jorge Masvidal faces possible felony charge after attacking Colby Covington at restaurant, knocking out his tooth

Jorge Masvidal allegedly assaulted Colby Covington outside a Miami Beach steakhouse. The reported physical altercation comes just weeks after Covington vs. Masvidal headlined UFC 272 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Police documents indicate that Masvidal attacked Covington outside the Papi Steak restaurant on Monday evening. A first report of the fight was job by Andy Slater of Fox Sports Radio. Masvidal allegedly “ran towards him from his left and, without warning, punched him twice in the face with a clenched fist,” the police report said. One punch reportedly landed on Covington’s mouth and the other on his left eye.

“You shouldn’t have mentioned my children,” Covington claims, Masvidal said, according to the police report.

Masvidal was wearing a surgical mask and a hoodie when he punched Covington, according to Roofer. Masvidal could face felony battery charges as a result of the incident, according to the police report.

Covington reportedly ran into the steakhouse after several men tried to get involved in the altercation. Covington called police, saying he had suffered a broken left front tooth, wrist abrasion and damage to his wristwatch. The incident is described as a felony battery in police documents and Masvidal is listed as a suspect.

“He’s here swinging, trying to come at me, and I ran to the back of the room,” Covington said in a TMZ video released following the altercation. “How could he even know I’m here?”

Masvidal posted a video after the incident, apparently addressing the attack.

“Call it the challenge to show your face, you know? Masvidal said. “Uh, what up? I’m from Dade County. You say that shit, you gotta back it up. That’s how my town rolls, man.”

Masvidal’s managers, Malki Kawa and Ibrahim Kawa of First Round Management, also appeared to acknowledge the attack.

Covington defeated Masvidal by unanimous decision (49-46, 50-44, 50-45) at UFC 272.

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