Former UFC champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about the scandal between the Americans Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington, bbabo.net reports.
Masvidal was detained after an altercation that took place outside a Papi Steak restaurant late Monday night, March 21, where Covington was dining with the Nelk Boys, popular podcast writers who frequent UFC events. The police report notes that the victim told police that Masvidal attacked him as he was leaving the restaurant. Jorge is now facing jail time.
"If you are stronger than someone inside the octagon, it does not mean that you can insult their children. No one has the right to insult someone's family. Once you go down this path, be prepared to back up your words. You were attacked by a professional fighter "Same as you, your height, and you go to the police to file charges against him? I think all welterweights should refuse to fight Colby, just don't agree to fight him. Let him sit without a fight. It's probably will significantly affect him and all the fighters who insult families and provoke fighters. To deal with him, you have to look for him in a restaurant, "Nurmagomedov quotes the telegram channel" Igor, how are you?
At the same time, it is specified that Covington himself did not go to the police, he did not call her. He gave all the necessary explanations and testimonies to the policemen who came on a call. Although he could refuse claims to Masvidal.
Recall that Masvidal owns the symbolic belt of the organization's "main scoundrel" in the UFC. In 2019, he scored the fastest knockout in league history, defeating Ben Askren in five seconds. In total, over the years of his career in MMA, the American won 35 victories with 14 defeats.