Jorge Masvidal Arraignment Postponed To April 28
Jorge Masvidal’s arraignment has been granted a continuance in his battery case.
The reason for the continuance is unclear, but a judge granted the request of the office of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. Masvidal is now set to appear in court on April 28.
The 37-year-old entered a written plea of not guilty last month to one count of aggravated battery and one count of criminal mischief. The charges stem from Masvidal allegedly attacking rival Colby Covington outside a Miami restaurant on March 21.
Covington was left with a fractured tooth and bruised wrist, reports said.
Masvidal was arrested by Miami police and was booked into jail on March 23. He posted a $5,000 bond and was released the same night.
The victim – Covington was not named after invoking a law that redacts it – told police that Masvidal ran up and punched him twice in the face.
If found guilty, Masvidal could face up to 15 years in prison and/or be fined $10,000.
Masvidal lost to Covington on March 5 by unanimous decision. Some conclude that Masvidal attacked Covington for talking about his family.