Top UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has found himself in a bit of trouble with his hometown authorities after he allegedly sucker-punched someone after a police responded to a bar fight. Mendes responded to allegations made against him through his management group, MMA inc.. While authorities stated that Mendes had avoided them, Mendes has been in Ohio to corner a teammate.
Stated Mendes’s management:
“On Friday afternoon, Chad Mendes was shocked and surprised by the allegations contained in an article published on an Internet news site. While Chad acknowledges that an incident occurred last Saturday in Hanford, he contends that the majority of the facts pertaining to him in the story are absolutely false.
Attempts were immediately made by Chad’s representatives to contact personnel at the Sheriff’s Department on Friday afternoon. Despite these repeated attempts, Chad’s representatives have not received any response from the Sherriff’s Department as of the time of this release.
Chad denies any wrongdoing and is very upset by the allegations contained in the story. He will fully cooperate with the Sheriff’s Department and looks forward to clearing his name.”
Mendes will be looking to wrap up this issue as soon as possible as the Sheriff’s department has already stated they will pursue charges in order to bring in the fighter.
The former number one contender was last in action at UFC 148 where took just over thirty seconds to dispatch of Cody McKenzie via strikes.