UFC enemies Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington got into a fight at a restaurant in Miami Beach, Florida, according to a recent report.
On Monday night, sports talk show radio host Andy Slater tweeted that the two combatants got into it at the Papi Steak restaurant, and that police had been called to the scene.
“SLATER SCOOP: UFC stars Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal got into a fight moments ago at Papi Steak restaurant in Miami Beach,” Slater tweeted. “Police have been called.”
Masvidal shared a video on Twitter a little while after Slater shared the news. Tagging Covington’s account in the tweet, Masvidal said: “I call this show your face challenge. What’s up? I’m from Dade County. You talk that s***, you gotta back it up. That’s how my city rolls, man.”
Masvidal’s manager Malki Kawa also took to Twitter, taking aim at Covington. “I’m hearing that a someone not from miami who says he’s the king of it is missing a tooth. Can someone confirm this? I need the video asap.”
Covington Was Shown at Papi Steak With the Nelk Boys on Monday Night
Covington was shown in an Instagram Story on Monday night with the Nelk Boys, which was geo-located at Papi Steak, the scene of the incident in which Slater reported.
The same day, the Nelk Boys shared a photo on their Instagram feed of themselves with Covington while Chaos held a “King of Miami” championship belt. The welterweight is slated to appear on the group’s “Full Send” podcast.
Bob Menery, who hosts the podcast, took to Twitter and denounced Masvidal’s apparent actions: “All i can say is I’m extremely disappointed in @GamebredFighter as a professional fighter tonight. You let down alot of people tonight bro. Disappointed.”
“Never had a problem with @GamebredFighter,” Menery tweeted. “Extremely disappointed in the way he decided to handle his ongoing ‘beef’ that has already been decided in a regulated platform.”
In an interview with Submission Radio last week, Covington hinted that he’d be showing off his new “King of Miami” belt sooner rather than later.
“I might have got sent a belt. It’s title season over here boys. It was a big fight for Miami. You guys got to tune in you know,” Covington said via BJPenn.com. “This was something bigger. It was the King of Miami title fight, it was the big one. Stay tuned for the coronation. I promise you. There’s pics to follow this weekend, it’s going to be a great celebration in history… Yeah, it’s gotta be a part of fight week.
“It’s an important part of fight week. It’s the most prestigious title in the UFC today. To retain that belt, whoever gets to hold that belt, its the biggest piece of 20 lbs of gold that you’ve ever seen. It’s just a beautiful immaculate piece. So the fact that you even get to fight for it, is the biggest honor and the biggest moment you’re ever going to get in your entire life.”
Covington Has Continued to Troll Masvidal Since Beating Him at UFC 272
Covington and Masvidal are former best friends turned bitter rivals. The two fought inside the Octagon earlier this month at UFC 272 and Covington took home the victory via dominant unanimous decision. Since then, “Chaos” has filled his Instagram feed trolling and ripping Masvidal, as well as declaring himself the “King of Miami.”
Sharing photos of himself punching Masvidal in several different posts, Covington wrote captions like: “Out Struck. Out Wrestled. Out Classed,” “How’s that humble pie taste Phony Montana?” and “I GOT YOU B**** @gamebredfighter.”
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