Colby Covington isn’t letting up in his desire to legally pursue Jorge Masvidal. Covington was granted a restraining order against Masvidal just 4 days prior.
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.
“If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean that you can insult his children. No one has the right to insult someone’s family. Once you have gone down this path, then be ready to back up your words. ”
Khabib ended his note urging other UFC welterweights to not accept bouts with Covington.
But the legal saga didn’t end there. Updated charges include that Covington also suffered a “brain injury” from the alleged attack.
Lastly, Covington is using a victim protection law to prevent bodycam footage of himself talking to the Law enforcement officers after his attack from coming out.
Marsy’s law is meant to protect the rights of victims to pursue restitution and also to remain anonymous.
“Marsy’s Law allows for somebody who has been victimized, beginning at the time of his or her victimization, to prevent the disclosure of information that could lead to their identity being revealed or their being subject to other forms of harassment,” as per Florida Attorney Luke Newman (Newman does not represent anyone in this case).
If found guilty, Masvidal could face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.