Battery charges against Mendes dropped

Monday, October 22, 2012

With a Monday court ruling settling a case stemming from an alleged bar fight, Chad Mendes expects his days in the police blotter to be over.

The UFC featherweight, who uncharacteristically found himself in hot water after police in Hanford, California accused him of punching a bar patron before running from police, has been cleared of the most serious offense after a Kings County district attorney formally dropped the battery charge against him

The fighter’s manager, Jeff Meyer, who is also a practicing attorney, announced the decision in a press release.

“I have said from the beginning that the ridiculous allegations published by the media were either false or incredibly sensationalized,” Mendes said in the release. “Today’s outcome proves it.”

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