Pro fighters react after Masvidal s alleged attack on CovingtonGet the Full StoryJorge Masvidal prepares to take on Colby Covington in the UFC 272 main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Jeff Bottari Zuffa LLC
See how the pros reacted to Jorge Masvidal s alleged attack on Colby Covington. Earlier this week, UFC BMF champ Jorge Masvidal was arrested for allegedly sucker-punching ex-teammate and friend Colby Covington outside a steakhouse in Miami, Florida.
Masvidal, 37, has pled not guilty for aggravated battery but is thought to have fractured Covington s tooth and damaged his Rolex during the encounter.
The ex-street fighter turned UFC BMF champion is reported to have waited for Covington outside the infamous Papi Steak restaurant while Chaos was filming a podcast with the Nelk Boys. After Covington left the restaurant Masvidal, who was reported to be wearing a blue surgical mask and a hoodie, approached Covington and landed two punches to his face.
The alleged attack is thought to have been motivated by Covington calling Masvidal a deadbeat dad in the leadup to their welterweight bout at UFC 272 which saw Covington defeat Masvidal via unanimous decision.
The incident has caused quite a stir online, with most fighters condemning Masvidal for the attack. Check out some of the pro-reactions below, courtesy of Twitter.
Ps All u ufc fighters need to stop gettin arrested for stupid shit ur acting like animals irresponsible lil kids get ur shit togetherDrive safe please and act right Fuuuuck Nathan Diaz NateDiaz209 March 24, 2022
Colby seeing masvidals mugshot pic.twitter.com 7SbkNhuCcr Belal Muhammad bullyb170 March 24, 2022
Nate Diaz is telling everyone to act right. Let that sink in https: t.co mjuPhM7fIM Vince Morales vandetta135 March 24, 2022
Welp. https: t.co bPTekER1ho Adrian Yanez yanezmma March 24, 2022
https: t.co v8rRVjDVZw Kay Hansen KayHansenMMA March 24, 2022
NateDiaz209 telling the fighters to sprt their behaviour out pic.twitter.com rBRS4Lvrl8 Cameron Else CamchidaMMA March 24, 2022
Wow all that shit about it s on site & it s a free ppv then u run & press charges? colbycovmma ur a whole square in a half! malkikawa #freemasvidal #bmf GamebredFighter keep it G my guy from the west 2 the east #fucknatetoo NateDiaz209 C u soon princess peach AJ The Mercenary McKee ajmckee101 March 24, 2022
#ufc #FamilyFirst pic.twitter.com dhxTq1DnXI khabib nurmagomedov TeamKhabib March 24, 2022
What s open right now ? Jorge Masvidal UFC GamebredFighter March 24, 2022
You re either a BMF or you re a sucker puncher.Can t be both. danawhite time to hand that belt to me. Rafael dos Anjos RdosAnjosMMA March 24, 2022