Jorge Masvidal’s situation with Colby Covington has been well publicized. Masvidal accosted Covington in front of Miami restaurant ‘Papi’s steakhouse’ earlier last month. The incident left Covington with a chipped tooth and $15,000 damage to his Rolex watch.
Covington ended up immediately pressing charges – and got condemned for it by the MMA community with Khabib Nurmagomedov calling for a boycott of Covington.
Meanwhile Masvidal is dealing with the legal repercussions of the incident.
Updated charges include that Covington also suffered a “brain injury” from the alleged attack as per source.
Judge Zachary James of Florida’s 11th Circuit Court set May 12 as the next court date, at which time it’s possible a trial date could be set. Masvidal on Thursday retained the same not guilty pleas for two counts against him as he previously had entered in written pleas following his arrest.
Additionally, a stay-away order has been issued to Masvidal, who must keep 25 feet away from Covington and 500 feet away from Covington’s residence. He also is not permitted to contact Covington directly or indirectly. The stay-away order was granted because Covington said he is “in fear” of Masvidal after the alleged attack.
Masvidal did not appear in court, he was present through Zoom – he is represented by several attorneys. Considering this isn’t Masvidal’s first brush with the law things could go south.
If found guilty, Masvidal could face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for second-degree felony aggravated battery with additional penalties possible for the criminal mischief charge. A first-degree felony aggravated battery charge for allegedly concealing his identity could yield a prison sentence of up to 30 years.