UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has plead “no contest” to public disturbance as part of a deal to drop the more serious charge of battery against the fighter. Mendes was charged with battery after an incident outside the Lacey Inn Bar where the fighter allegedly struck another patron in front of the police. The deal was announced via press release via Mendes manager Jeff Meyer.
“I have said from the beginning that the outrageous allegations published by the media were either false or incredibly sensationalized,” Mendes said Monday via the press release. “Today’s outcome proves it.”
The news helps clear the way for the Team Alpha Male product to meet Hacran Dias at UFC on FX 6 this December in Australia. Mendes was last in action at UFC 148, where knocked Cody McKenzie in impressive fashion.