Chad Mendes
Following a report that Chad Mendes was being sought in connection with a bar brawl that broke out in California, the fighter and his management team on Saturday responded to MMAWeekly.com.

The story first reported by the Hanford Sentinel stated that Mendes was a suspect in connection with a 40-person fight that broke out at a local bar in the area.

According to the report, Mendes “sucker punched” a patron and then apparently ran out of the back of the bar when a full-on brawl broke out with many others spilling out into the fight.

Kings County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to deal with the occurrence. Mendes was allegedly identified before hitting another patron and then escaping by running along some railroad tracks to avoid police.

Mendes, who is currently in Ohio cornering teammate Lance Palmer at the UVC 20 show in Columbus, responded to the allegations through his management team at MMA Inc.

“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 Sheriff’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 return home following the fights this weekend in Ohio as his management team continues to try and contact the Kings County Sheriff’s Department to clear up the matter.

The Kings County Sheriff’s Department was quoted as stating that if they could not speak to Mendes about the matter by Monday, they would take the case to the District Attorney’s office to seek charges, so an arrest warrant could be issued.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bleacher Report MMA Awards: 2015's Best Comebacks, Breakout Stars and Quote

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

A few weeks back, the Bleacher Report MMA team brought you the 2015 MMA Awards and named the best fighter, fight, finishes and moment of the year. With the year officially, 100 percent closed out, we read news >>

Women’s MMA Report: Holm-Tate set for UFC 197, Rousey’s return date TBA

  • 25 days ago
  • 49 views

Newly crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will attempt her first title defense at UFC 197, but it won’t be against ex-champ Ronda Rousey. Get the latest in the Women’s MMA Report.Fil read news >>

UFC Fight Night 81: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC Fight Night 81 will bring us, at long last, one of the most highly anticipated fights in modern MMA history: UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw against lineal bantamweight champion Dominick C read news >>

Tim Kennedy Responds to ISIS Threat: ‘They’re Feeble Children’

  • 21 days ago
  • 16 views

It was confirmed on Wednesday that the Federal Bureau of Investigations was looking into ISIS terror threats made against UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy. read news >>

UFC's Sage Northcutt stays positive despite negativity, sarcasm on social media (Yahoo Sports)

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

From Yahoo Sports: The rising star responds to the criticism by acting like a salesman shamelessly pitching whatever product he happens to be hawking. read news >>

UFC's Sage Northcutt stays positive despite negativity, sarcasm on social media (Yahoo Sports)

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

From Yahoo Sports: The rising star responds to the criticism by acting like a salesman shamelessly pitching whatever product he happens to be hawking. read news >>

Chad Mendes not interested in B.J. Penn's comeback, doesn't want to see him 'get hurt'

  • 12 days ago
  • 13 views

Former UFC champion B.J. Penn recently ended his retirement and declared his intention to chase the featherweight championship. Longtime 145-pound contender Chad Mendes said he questions the wisdom b read news >>

Report: UFC Targeting Rashad Evans vs. Shogun Rua for UFC on Fox 19

  • 12 days ago
  • 7 views

Brazilian news outlet Combate reported on Wednesday that the UFC is looking to pit Rashad Evans against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on the UFC on Fox 19 event on April 16. read news >>

Dana White responds to Aldo's rematch request: 'It's tough to make that fight again'

  • 11 days ago
  • 300 views

It appears Jose Aldo might be sitting on the sidelines for a very long time if he’s not willing to stray from his demand of a title shot or Conor McGregor rematch for his next contest.Filed under: Ne read news >>

Women’s MMA Report: Jedrzejczyk-Gadelha II set, ‘Cyborg’ retains Invicta FC title

  • 11 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is set for her next title defense, and it comes against a familiar foe. Get the latest on that bout and other recent happenings in the Women’s MMA Report.F read news >>