Battery was the case that they gave Mendes
Date: 2012-08-26 00:00:00
Submitted By: Come Get You Some
Recent UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes has been charged with battery stemming from a July 29 incident at a bar in Hanford, Calif. The Kings County (Calif.) District Attorney's Office announced Friday it'll seek the charge, which carries a possible $2,000 fine and up to six months in county jail. According to the "Hanford Sentinel," Kings County Sheriff's deputies say Mendes "sucker punched a man in the face" at a local bar during the July incident. Mendes' arraignment is set for Sept. 19. According to the report, eyewitnesses told authorities Mendes quickly left the Lacey Inn Bar in his hometown of Hanford through "the back door, and he ran from law enforcement and managed to escape capture," though witnesses recognized him from his UFC popularity. Mendes' reps deny the series of events. Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), who suffered a title loss to champ Jose Aldo in January, recently rebounded with a knockout win over Cody McKenzie at UFC 148. The WEC vet and NCAA Division I national runner-up in wrestling hasn't been booked for his next UFC fight.