Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal continue feud in alleged Miami brawl

Not long ago at UFC 272, Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal appeared to settle their rivalry in the octagon. It appears that there is still some fight left in them, as the two welterweights were involved in an altercation outside of a restaurant in Miami, Florida.

Andy Slater of FOX Sports 640 South Florida was the first to report the altercation via Twitter, stating that police were called to Papi Steak in Miami Beach. TMZ was able to obtain video footage of the aftermath, with Covington being talked to by Miami police. He was having dinner with the Nelk Boys and podcast host Bob Menery.

Allegedly, Masvidal attacked Covington outside of the restaurant. According to TMZ Sports, Covington fractured his tooth after he was punched in the face twice.

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In the video, Covington could be heard talking to Menery, asking how Masvidal knew where he was. Masvidal would post a video on Twitter not long after the altercation.

“Calling this the show-your-face challenge, you know?” Masvidal stated. “What’s up? I’m from Dade County. You talk that s—, you gotta back it up. That’s how my city rolls, man.”

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The BMF Champion would then state on social media, “Good morning to everyone except those that think talking about someone’s kids is cool.” Masvidal has since been suspected with felony battery, per ESPN. 

Masvidal and Covington were teammates at American Top Team but their friendship soured following an altercation at the gym. Masvidal claimed that Covington refused to pay one of his coaches, which Covington has denied. The latter would end up leaving for MMA Masters.

Covington, a former interim UFC welterweight champion, beat Masvidal via unanimous decision after utilizing his wrestling game to hold Masvidal down. He is 2-2 in his last four fights, while Masvidal is 1-3 in his last four.

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During his night out, Covington deemed himself the King of Miami. Malki Kawa, Masvidal’s manager, would weigh in on the incident, replying to Menery’s post of him being disappointed in Masvidal. Kawa also mentioned that Covington brought up Masvidal’s kids.

UFC President Dana White has yet to comment on the situation. Following UFC 272, both fighters left open the possibility for a rematch.

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