The audio from a 911 call made by an “off-duty” police officer reporting Masivdal’s alleged attack of Colby Covington earlier this year has gone public.
Thursday, TMZ obtained the following video in which the caller stated Masvidal punched the victim, whose name was muted in the obtained call.
You can listen to the one-minute audio clip below, where the caller requested that units be dispatched to the reported crime scene. (h/t MMAMania)
Masvidal Proclaims Innocence
Masvidal allegedly assaulted Covington outside of a Miami-area restaurant earlier this year. This came just weeks after his UFC 272 headliner with Covington in which he lost via unanimous decision.
Masvidal is looking ahead to a return to the Octagon later this year, but that could be delayed due to his ongoing legal issues. He faces a felony charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (his hands/fists) with intent to cause bodily harm.
Masvidal has pleaded not guilty to the charge and posted a $5,000 bond after a brief stay in jail.
During a recent interview with ESPN Deportes, Masvidal explained his mindset ahead of his trial and publicly proclaimed his innocence.
“I come from a different place than many people and we walk differently in that place,” Masvidal said. “I am not going to let anyone disrespect my family. I can’t talk much because I’m being charged with three felonies. I can only say that I am innocent.” (h/t MMA Junkie)
Covington barraged Masvidal with personal attacks ahead of their fight at UFC 272. He invoked Masvidal’s ex-wife and children in an attempt to get under his skin, to the objection of many, including UFC President Dana White.
Masvidal is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial hearing on August 17, with his trial scheduled for August 29.
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