On Monday, Masvidal pled guilty to misdemeanor battery as part of a plea deal with prosecutors with two other felony charges being dropped after he attacked Covington outside a restaurant in Miami back in March 2022. Masvidal was sentenced to time served and he’ll be responsible for paying court fees attached to the case but he’ll face no jail time in the case.
The plea deal brings the long-running saga to an end after Masvidal lost in his fight against Covington back at UFC 272 but that didn’t end their rivalry.
A few weeks later, Masvidal attacked Covington outside a steakhouse in Miami with the former interim welterweight champion suffering injuries including a broken tooth as well as concussion. Covington identified Masvidal as his attacker and said that he was punched twice during the assault.
At the time when the incident happened, Masvidal proclaimed his innocence.
Masvidal was later arrested and faced multiple felony charges including aggravated battery and criminal mischief. If he was convicted on all charges, Masvidal faced up to 15 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
With Masvidal reaching an agreement to plead guilty on a misdemeanor battery charge, the situation involving Covington will now come to an end.
This story originally appeared on MMA fighting