Chad Mendes Charged with Misdemeanor Battery Following July Bar Brawl

UFC featherweight contender, Chad Mendes has been charged with battery stemming from a bar brawl in his hometown of Hanford, California, that saw him not only sucker punch a man but run from police looking to arrest him in the process.

Jeff Meyer, Mendes’ manager, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“Chad Mendes has been charged with one count of simple misdemeanor battery following anincident that occurred in Hanford, California in July. Chad has fully cooperated with the Sherriff’s Department investigation. He has not been arrested or otherwise asked to report to Hanford. There are no additional charges against him.”

“An arraignment has been scheduled for September 19, 2012. Chad continues to deny the sensational allegations contained in the story published on August 3, 2012. He looks forward to having his day in court and telling his side of the story. He asks that the media and his fans remember that he has the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.”

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