Former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has opened up about his take on the recent Jorge Masvidal’s incident with Colby Covington outside of a steakhouse in Miami.
Last week, Masvidal covered up in a surgical mask and a hoodie before attacking his former teammate Covington, Masvidal reportedly landed two punches before running away.
Covington suffered a fractured tooth and minor wrist injuries, then pressed charges against the BMF belt holder. Covington’s Rolex also got damaged in process – he is seeking $15,000 in repair damages for a $90,000 watch
‘Gamebred’ was arrested on Wednesday but has been released after posting bail. He awaits his day in court.
On an episode of The Schmozone Podcast, the former Olympic gold medalist shared his thoughts on this incident, claiming that he would do the same if facing a similar situation as Covington.
“I think if I was in Colby’s situation – it’s hard for me to not say, especially if you sucker-punch and not press charges. Because if somebody sucker-punched me, I’m pressing charges, dude. You know what I’m saying? Like, I’m really pressing charges. I don’t care who you are. Because that’s just not cool. But the plan B, like, for me for Colby would be – fight him again. Fight him again and get pay-per-view points this time. Get your money back in that way.” Cejudo said.
Besides Cejudo, other MMA fighters outside the UFC also shared their thoughts on the incident.
Former longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson also slammed Masvidal when asked about the altercation in an interview.
“You had 25 minutes, you guys fought, when it’s done, it’s done. You lost a fight fair and square, now you’re gonna get charges pressed against you. I don’t think it’s cool, right? I never thought its cool. I just keep off fighting in general outside of competition.” ‘The Mighty Mouse’ said.
Classical friends to foes storyline catapulted Covington and Masvidal into headlining the UFC 272 card a few weeks ago, with the buildups being best characterized as chaotic.
During the five rounds fight, Covington successfully executed his strategy and used his wrestling prowess to dismantle Masvidal.
Covington eventually won via decision – by a landslide, two judges scored it 50-44 and 50-45 for the former interim UFC champion.