Jorge Masvidal is heading to trial in December in his assault case against former friend and teammate Colby Covington.
Jorge Masvidal Set For December Trial
Masvidal attacked Covington outside a Miami Beach restaurant in March. He was met with multiple felony charges, including aggravated battery and criminal mischief.
This was just several days after Masvidal was defeated by Covington at UFC 272. Covington picked up a lopsided unanimous decision win over Masvidal, extending “Gamebred’s” losing streak to three.
A motions hearing took place Wednesday in Miami-Dade county. There, the prosecution and Masvidal’s defense attorneys discussed multiple subpoenas in the case, one in particular being Covington’s medical records.
Masvidal’s attorneys are looking for information on any medical examination done on Covington regarding his fighting career in relation to traumatic brain injury. Masvidal’s legal team is looking for 24 months of Covington’s medical records.
The request comes after allegations that Masvidal attacked Covington with a deadly weapon causing “brain injury.”
“We don’t care about any other medical issues he had other than any traumatic brain injury,” Masvidal’s attorney argued, via MMA Fighting.
Masvidal’s team is also seeking more information on a police officer who was involved in the case that Covington apparently had a personal relationship with, asking for phone records and text messages in relation to the March incident.
Judge Zachary James granted a joint continuance to both Masvidal and Covington’s legal teams to gather more information. The next motions hearing will be held on November 17, with the announcement being made that a new trial date of December 5 has been implemented.
Currently, Masvidal is under a “stay away” order that prohibits him from being at least 25 feet away from Covington at all times.
He must also be at least 500 feet away from his home. He’s also prohibited form contacting Covington via phone, text messaging, social media, email or any other form of communication. A third party is also not allowed to contact Covington for Masvidal.
Masvidal is looking at up to 15 years in prison if convicted.