We now have photographic evidence of Jorge Masvidal’s alleged attack on Colby Covington.
Covington was said to have suffered a chipped tooth among other things after Masvidal attacked him outside a Florida restaurant on March 21.
While there remains no public video of the incident — which Masvidal has pleaded not guilty to for aggravated battery and criminal mischief charges — photos were released as part of a request by Masvidal’s attorney, Bradford Cohen for Covington’s medical records.
You can view it below:
Pictures of Colby Covington’s following his alleged Jorge Masvidal attack, Via TMZ Sports.
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Masvidal Attorney Counters Colby Covington Claims
During a recent court hearing, Masvidal was ordered to stay 25 feet away from Covington.
And amid Covington’s claims of suffering a brain injury from the altercation, Cohen argues that the photos are evidence that there was nothing more than just a chipped tooth.
“Interestingly, the images do not demonstrate an injury aside from a small chip in C.C.’s fake tooth,” Cohen wrote in his request for medical records (via MMA Fighting). “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.”
Additionally, Cohen believes alleged damages in excess of $1,000 for Covington’s damaged Rolex need to be examined as he believes it isn’t an authentic Rolex watch.
Cohen also doubts Covington’s claims of suffering a brain injury — especially given Covington’s profession of being an MMA fighter exposes him to such injuries on a regular basis.
“Given the State and C.C.’s allegations — paired with the fact that C.C. is a professional fighter who is prone to repeated physical injury — Defendant requires access to C.C.’s prior medical records to properly defend himself against the charges in this matter,” Cohen wrote. “Specifically, to ascertain how a single punch to C.C.’s jaw induced the brain damage when C.C.’s profession as a fighter exposes him to such injury periodically.”
Covington and Masvidal collided in the UFC 272 headliner in March. Covington came out on top with a unanimous decision victory, but the bad blood still remains.
Especially considering Masvidal’s alleged attack came just a few weeks after.