Under Marsy’s Law, the victim was not named, but video footage showed fellow UCF fighter Colby Covington speaking to police following the fight, and Masvidal even called him out on social media afterwards.
Needless to say, it was everything but official that Covington was the victim of the attack.
With that being said, it’s been confirmed that he was the victim.
According to Yahoo, Covington told police that Masvidal punched him in the face twice and fractured his tooth.
Covington explained how the fight happened, via police documents, stating that Masvidal:
“Ran up to him from his left, and without notice, punched him with a closed fist two times in the face.”
He noted that one punch landed on his mouth, with the other landing on his left eye.
His watch was damaged as well.
Several other males attempted to join the fight, but cops say that Covington pushed one of the men away and ran back into Papi Steak where he called the police.
An eyewitness shares his account of the altercation:
“The one guy clocked him three or four times in the face… it was amazing that… what stood out right away was how he didn’t go down.
I think he was hit by Jorge and then it looked like there was five of his buddies around.”
An investigation is currently being conducted, and the Miami Beach police department noted that they have no additional information at this time.