Masvidal reportedly damaged the Rolex in the infamous Covington incident last month.
Covington tried to claim $15,000 in damages.
Covington also showed his chipped tooth and facial injuries after the incident at the Papi Steak house in Miami.
Masvidal and his legal team questioned the authenticity of the watch, referring to it as a ‘Folex.’ Meanwhile, Covington believes the watch is worth $95,000 and was damaged when he was assaulted.
During Thursday’s proceedings, the following motions were requested by Cohen (h/t MMA Junkie).
A motion for the defense to inspect Covington’s watch to verify its authenticity and value was granted. The alleged damages to the watch are connected to the criminal mischief charge that Masvidal faces.
Cohen also motioned to subpoena all third-party footage of the alleged incident. The judge denied this motion. However, Cohen will reach out to all parties in possession of the footage and the defense must refile should they decide to follow through on the subpoena.
A motion requesting access to past medical records and an immediate evaluation was delayed. The delay is due to the defense still attempting to gain access to the emergency-room records in association with the incident. However, Cohen was lenient on the immediacy of the evaluation because “Some of these fighters walk around with concussions, so I don’t know if it needs to be immediate,” Cohen said.
Lastly, a motion to strike on the basis of “failure to report to any authority” was denied without prejudice.
Masvidal’s lawyer Bradford Cohen alleges that a court has issued a request allowing his team to check it. Masvidal reportedly approached his former roommate while wearing a surgical mask and sweatshirt.
Covington had a chipped tooth and other facial injuries, according to police records. However, images of Masvidal’s work have just recently surfaced.
Covington’s left central incisor was significantly chipped. According to the photos, there was bruising around the welterweight contender’s upper lip. Medical records request by Masvidal’s lawyer, Cohen, revealed pictures of Covington’s injuries.
The chipped tooth injury was updated and now cites ‘brain damage’ suffered as a result of Masvidal’s assault.
“Interestingly, the images do not demonstrate an injury aside from a small chip in C.C.’s fake tooth,” Cohen said.
“The evidence collected thus far clearly contradicts C.C.’s allegations. C.C. claims that Defendant hit him from behind. Exclusive footage shows that during the incident, C.C. was facing the individual he identified as Defendant.”
“In fact, C.C. was looking at Defendant head-on prior to taking the hit then appears to run from Defendant in fear.”
Jorge Masvidal‘s trial date for charges associated with alleged assault on Colby Covington is set for August 29 following a pre-trial hearing on August 17.