UFC welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal were allegedly involved in an altercation outside a Miami Beach restaurant on Monday night.
Masvidal was charged with felony charges Monday in connection with the altercation, according to a Miami Beach police report obtained by ESPN. The other person involved, who lost the tooth, was not identified after filing that right under the Marsy Law, Miami Beach police told the network.
The two MMA fighters are no strangers to each other, with Covington registering a one-sided unanimous decision over Masvidal on March 5 at UFC 272 in Las Vegas.
Covington, 34, and Masvidal, 37, renewed acquaintances outside Papi Steak on Monday around 11:30 p.m.
TMZ posted a video of Masvidal shouting, “Don’t talk about my kids,” while being prevented from approaching Covington.
Covington is also heard in the video saying, “He’s here swinging, trying to come at me, and I’m running out of the back of the room.” Covington then turned to social media star and podcast host Bob Menery and asked, “How did he know I was here?”
Earlier on Monday, Menery shared a video to his Instagram story showing Covington and the location of the group, Papi Steak. Menery called Covington “the goddamn king of Miami,” and wrote, “@papisteak is that spottttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.”
Masvidal later took to Twitter and added his own message while tagging Covington.
“Calling this a challenge show your face you know? Um, how are you? I am from Dade Regency,” said Masvidal. “You speak that nonsense, you have to support it. That’s how my city goes, man. ”
Menery later tweeted the following: “Never had a problem with (Masvidal). Very disappointed with the way he decided to deal with the ongoing ‘beef’ that had been decided on a regulated platform. @ufc.”
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