According to the Miami Beach Police Department arrest affidavit, on March 21, 2022, at approximately 10:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to 736 1st Street, Miami Beach, Florida, for a disturbance. The victim was UFC fighter Colby Covington, and he reported that he had been attacked by fellow UFC fighter — and his former roommate and training partner — Jorge Masvidal.
According to Covington, he had exited Papi Steak Restaurant when Masvidal ran up from his left side and sucker punched him in the mouth and eye, breaking one of Covington’s teeth. Covington stated that Masvidal said “You shouldn’t have been talking about my kids,” during the attack. Covington observed three or four other males also approaching him in an aggressive manner during the attack, and he attempted to create distance by pushing one of the males and re-entering Papi Steak Restaurant to avoid further injury.
Covington advised that Masvidal had been wearing a blue surgical face mask, a hoodie, and sweatpants, but that he was able to identify Masvidal due to their long-standing relationship as former roommates, training partners, and friends. Covington stated that he had immediately recognized Masvidal by his voice and by the upper half of his face, which included his long curly hair, which was sticking out of his hoodie. One of Covington’s front teeth was chipped during the incident, and Covington further stated that his Rolex watch had been damaged; repair of the watch was subsequently estimated to cost $15,000.
Police attempted to contact Masvidal, and in response received a phone call from Masvidal’s attorney, who invoked Masvidal’s rights. Masvidal surrendered himself to the Miami Beach Police Department. Previously, Real World Police published footage of Masvidal turning himself in to police and being transported to jail, as well as an audio recording of Colby Covington’s statement to the police. In this video, Real World Police presents exclusive, never-before-seen police body cam footage from the response to Papi Steak House on March 21, 2022. Note that this video presents footage from multiple body cameras, covering much of the same, relatively-brief time period.
Due to Florida’s victim’s rights law, Colby Covington is blurred throughout this video.
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