Chad Mendes Charged with Simple Misdemeanor Battery Following Incident in Early August

August 25, 2012

Chad Mendes Following a bar fight that broke out in early August, UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery.

According to Mendes’ managers at MMA Inc, he has not been arrested or asked to appear in Hanford, the site of the incident. The UFC featherweight has fully cooperated with the authorities throughout the process.

An arraignment for Mendes has been set for Sept 19.

Following the initial report of the incident on Aug 3, Mendes vehemently denied the charges, and continues to do so as he faces this misdemeanor charge.

In the statement received from his management sent to on Saturday evening, Mendes asks the media and fans to remember that he has the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.

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