Following his day in Australian courts, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum has been convicted and found guilty of the assault of Colby Covington.
The incident is widely known, as fighters on scene filmed the incident, leaving little doubt the former champion was in fact guilty. (video above)
However, Fabricio Werdum won’t be spending too much time disputing his decision to strike Covington in the face, as the Australian authorities only imposed a fine of $600.00 for the incident.
The Australian media reports:
Brazilian mixed martial artist Fabricio Werdum has been fined $600 for hitting a fellow fighter in the neck with a boomerang outside a Sydney hotel.
The 40-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion was charged with common assault after he allegedly threw a bag containing the boomerang at 29-year-old UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington on November 16.
Werdum failed to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday but his matter was heard and determined in his absence, and he was ordered to pay the fine.
Covington pursued charges against former heavyweight champion after video emerged of the Brazilian giant allegedly throwing a boomerang souvenir at the fiery American. Covington also claimed Werdum punched him in the altercation.
NSW Police confirmed the following morning that charges had been laid.
“A man will face court after he allegedly assaulted a man with a boomerang yesterday,” a NSW Police statement read at the time.
“The incident escalated when the 40-year-old man allegedly threw a bag containing the boomerang at the other man, which hit him in the neck. Officers from Sydney City Local Area Command were later alerted to the incident and commenced investigations.