Brawl Footage Shows a Startled Colby Covington Surrounded by Police After Face-Off With Jorge Masvidal: “How Would He Know I’m Here”

Published 03/22/2022, 1:56 AM EDT

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Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal seem to be like an infamous couple in the UFC. They just can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. Inside the ring, outside the ring, it doesn’t matter- it’s on sight for both of them. At least a lot more for Jorge Masvidal than Colby Covington.

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Following their historic showdown in the main event of UFC 272, Covington, who emerged victorious after his dominance over Masvidal with wrestling, seems to have arrived at the conclusion that he’s definitively better than his former friend. With that being said, Covington doesn’t see the utility in fighting Masvidal anymore, although the rivalry still burns bright.

For Masvidal, however, the show seems to be far from over. Reports, as well as a video, have surfaced where the fighter allegedly attacked Colby Covington after a dinner with the Nelk boys, outside the Papi Steak in Miami Beach.

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The video above was shot half an hour after the two got into the fight. Chronologically speaking, Masvidal was not dining at the restaurant. Covington, while on his way out, was allegedly attacked by ‘Gamebred’, which led to the cops getting called and a crowd gathering around them.

Covington stated, “He’s over here swinging, trying to come at me, and I ran …” He further added, “How would [Masvidal] know I’m here?

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After this altercation, Jorge Masvidal and his manager called out Colby Covington on Twitter. The tweets exclusively highlighted that ‘Chaos’ lost a tooth after the BMF attacked him.

What does this mean for Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington?

Masvidal attacking the welterweight outside the restaurant was a clear message that he hasn’t buried the hatchet. Despite going all out in the octagon for five full rounds, ‘Street Jesus’ still sees a lot of unfinished business with his former friend.

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This might mean a personal situation for both the fighters. However, fight fans may see the possibility of the UFC cashing in and booking a second fight between the welterweights.

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With stylistic matchups running low in the welterweight division, fights with better and stronger stories are likely to take up the spotlight.

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However, an immediate fight between the two is very unlikely as of now. It could probably happen in the future, if there’s no other fight to make, or if the personal aspect between the two gets to a point that a cage fight would be inevitable.

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Rohit Raj

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Rohit Raj is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. As a Business student, Rohit’s love for the UFC was double-sided with the business of it being just as intriguing as the martial arts aspect of it. “Don't just fight, perform” is a quote that he believes drives the most entertaining fights of the UFC, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Chael Sonnen, and Israel Adesanya sweeping him off his feet with their skill as well as swagger and trash talk capabilities.
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