Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington involved in alleged altercation at Miami restaurant


Just weeks after facing off at UFC 272, Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington got into an alleged altercation outside a restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida.

Multiple sources confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fighters were involved in some sort of incident that ended with a police response at the restaurant, although it does not appear that any arrests were made.

Following the alleged incident, TMZ obtained video showing Covington outside the restaurant surrounded by police as he also spoke to Bob Menery of The Nelk Boys, who have become frequent guests at events at the ‘UFC.

In the video, Covington can be heard saying “how would he know I’m here?”, which apparently refers to Masvidal.

Menery had posted a video with Covington earlier in the night while they were at dinner before the altercation with Masvidal took place outside.

Miami Beach police have yet to respond for comment.

Andy Slater, Fox Sports 640 radio personality reported for the first time news of the incident Monday evening via Twitter.

After the altercation, Masvidal posted a video on Twitter where he appeared to address the situation.

“Call it the show your face challenge,” Masvidal said. “What up, I’m from Dade County. You talk this shit, you gotta back it up. This is how my city runs.

Masvidal also linked to another account on Instagram for a friend who was apparently with him when the altercation happened. On this account, Suleiman Yousef posted a note that read “for everyone in my DMs, ask Colby for a selfie right now.”

Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa also weighed in on the alleged incident.

Of course, Masvidal and Covington have engaged in one of the most nasty rivalries in years after previously being friends and training partners for American Top Team in Florida.

Covington eventually parted ways with the team after their friendship became unstable, which Masvidal says began after the former interim UFC welterweight champion refused to pay one of his coaches who had helped him during a training camp. Covington has refuted that claim, but the outburst with Masvidal has only gotten even more out of control in recent months.

The rivalry eventually culminated in a fight with Covington, earning a unanimous decision over Masvidal at UFC 272. Afterwards, Masvidal promised that his bad blood with Covington was far from settled and he intended to continue their war. in the streets the next time they met. other.

“He’s still someone that if I see him on the street, I’m gonna give him everything I got to break his f**** jaw,” Masvidal said at the press conference. after fight. “It doesn’t matter if I lost the fight tonight, I still think he’s f*****p****, you know?”

MMA Fighting will provide more details on the situation as it becomes available.


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