Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was charged with assault today in Sydney, Australia.
Wedrum was charged with common assault for allegedly throwing and hitting UFC welterweight Colby Covington with a boomerang.
The incident happened outside the Hilton Sydney, the host hotel for UFC Fight Night 121.
Videos of the altercation can be seen here.
The New South Wales Police force announced the news of the charges today on its website:
“A man will face court after he allegedly assaulted a man with a boomerang yesterday.
About 1.30pm (Thursday 16 November 2017), a 40-year-old man and a 29-year-old man became involved in an altercation outside a hotel on George Street, Sydney.
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.
Following inquiries, a 40-year-old man was issued with a Field Court Attendance Notice for common assault.
He is expected to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 13 December 2017. Neither man required medical treatment following the incident.”
The UFC said it would investigate to determine if either fighter broke Athlete Conduct Policy regulations. It appears that Werdum’s headlining UFC Fight Night 121 fight against Marcin Tybura will go on as expected on Saturday.