MMA Pros react to Masvidal sucker punching Colby Covington

Over the past few days it seems like everyone offered their take on the controversial situation featuring Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington. Regardless how we feel about the ordeal Masvidal is looking at some really gravy consequences of his actions. Following Covington’s pressing of charges, police opted to charge Masvidal with two felonies.

Jorge Masvidal was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and criminal mischief. In Florida, Aggravated Battery is the intentional touching of another person with the intent to inflict great bodily harm or to use a deadly weapon. Penalties for the offense include mandatory prison, with a maximum penalty of up to 15 years or more, depending on the application of Florida’s 10-20-Life law.

Criminal mischief is a legal term that generally applies in cases involving vandalism, which constitutes the malicious destruction of property that belongs to another individual. Covington is claiming $15k in damages to his Rolex watch.

Meanwhile the athletes are divided, many believe Masvidal had plenty of time to resolve it in the octagon and should’ve left it at that while others believe his blame is negligible due to the lines Covington chose to cross while promoting the bout.