Jorge Masvidal’s trial for Colby Covington assault pushed to February

Jorge Masvidal has been in the news lately due to his reluctance to accept a clash against GIlbert Burns. Masvidal has been extremely picky about his UFC bouts ever since he became a superstar.

This time, Masvidal is clearly hoping to be the back up for Kamaru Usman, Leon Edwards bout and is doin his best to delay a cage return.

Recently a court ruling revealed that Jorge Masvidal’s trial in the Colby Covington case has been postponed until February of 2023. This will be almost a year since the alleged assault happened.

Masvidal lost his last three bouts in the octagon – he last won against Nate Diaz for the BMF belt.

Masvidal pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In accordance with prior rumors, Jorge Masvidal tracked his longtime foe Colby Covington. He utilized that information to his advantage by organizing a stick up and sucker punching Covington.

If you’re not seeing us write alleged – this is mainly due to the fact that Masvidal admitted to the attack on social media himself, on that same night.

Covington allegedly damaged a luxury wristwatch that he was wearing that night and damaged a tooth during the claimed confrontation.

Covington is also staying out of the public eye. It was rumored his jaw was broken during the attack. His sole public appearance in the last couple of months was during a poker tournament.

UFC has been targeting Covington as the next opponent for rising star Khamzat Chimaev however with the belt changing hands at middleweight it’s obvious Chimaev is considering to move up.