Jorge Masvidal’s arraignment hearing has been set for a later date.
Masvidal’s Court Date Moved
The UFC superstar was originally scheduled to appear in court on Apr. 23, but plans have changed. Masvidal was not found present in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami on Thursday morning. However, he was represented by his attorneys Mauricio Padilla and Brad Cohen.
Masvidal’s arraignment has now been rescheduled for a week later on Apr. 28, per Judge Zachary L. James. (H/t: MMA Fighting)
How did ‘Gamebred’ end up in all of this? Just ask Colby Covington.
Masvidal would be arrested on March 23, following an alleged attack on Covington. The alleged assault would occur outside a steak restaurant on March 21. The altercation resulted in a tooth fracture and a wrist abrasion. Masvidal would be released on $15K bail.
The unnamed victim (Covington) told Miami Beach Police that Masvidal ran up on him wearing a mask and a hoodie. If Masvidal is convicted on aggravated battery, he could face up to 15 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for second-degree felony aggravated battery. ‘Gamebred’ could potentially face more time behind bars, with a criminal mischief charge being on the table.
Additionally, a first-degree felony aggravated battery charge for concealing his identity could have a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Even with cards stacked up against him, Masvidal chose to plead ‘not guilty’ on March 24. We’ll see how that play outs at his rescheduled court date on Apr. 28.