UFC Fighter Chad Mendes Wanted For Questioning After Bar Fight

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lohmann
8/4/12 6:26:43AM
According to the Hanford Sentinel:


Mendes, 27, allegedly sucker punched a patron in the face and took off running out the back door. Officials say they have not been able to locate him.

[After breaking up a different fight] authorities recognized Mendes. He appeared to be intoxicated and began cursing at the deputies and officers, authorities said. They asked him to leave. Instead, he went back inside and struck one man who "never even saw him coming," Assistant Sheriff Dave Putnam said.



Mendes then fled the scene. The officers on duty pursued but were unable to apprehend him. The authorities are saying they will issue a warrant for his arrest if Mendes does not speak with them by Monday. The Assistant Sheriff informed that the District Attorney will decide whether or not a charge of assault with a deadly weapon will be necessary given Mendes's MMA training.

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VILLIN
8/4/12 8:44:28AM
Goodbye UFC contract, Uncle Dana takes a dim view of shenanigans like that. Not the public image the UFC wants to portray.
postman
8/4/12 9:04:43AM
Why would he need to sucker punch him? I think he would do just fine in a standard bar fight. This seems odd to me.
MALICE
8/4/12 9:16:31AM
This doesn't seem like something Mendes would do, but the person on camera is often not the same person off camera. Well, good news for Faber; he can jump back up to featherweight and get an instant title shot.

aussiemma
8/4/12 9:24:08AM
probably just completely sloshed.
Theoutlaw08
8/4/12 10:13:14AM
Doesnt really seem like something Mendes would do. But people make terrible mistakes. Im guessing this will not only land him in some big trouble with the law, but also with the UFC. He could have just threw it all away, and coming off a nice win. Big mistake by him.
scoozna
8/4/12 10:31:06AM
If it turns out to be true, I predict leniency by Dana.
Goatenstein
8/4/12 11:05:26AM

Posted by aussiemma

probably just completely sloshed.

That's not an excuse. Assault with a deadly weapon is what happened.
Shawn91111
8/4/12 12:11:18PM

Posted by aussiemma

probably just completely sloshed.



No excuse at all
Manak
8/4/12 12:28:58PM

Posted by VILLIN

Goodbye UFC contract, Uncle Dana takes a dim view of shenanigans like that. Not the public image the UFC wants to portray.



don't see why this would be deal sealer. guys get in trouble, jon jones just went through a dwi, chael laundered money, and I'm sure there is more. if you are willing to excuse those guys because of they are big draws then just get a big fan base and you are set. plus no formal charges have been filed and he just wanted for questioning. remember the whole innocent till proven guilty thing
Aether
8/4/12 12:37:40PM

Posted by Manak


Posted by VILLIN

Goodbye UFC contract, Uncle Dana takes a dim view of shenanigans like that. Not the public image the UFC wants to portray.



don't see why this would be deal sealer. guys get in trouble, jon jones just went through a dwi, chael laundered money, and I'm sure there is more. if you are willing to excuse those guys because of they are big draws then just get a big fan base and you are set. plus no formal charges have been filed and he just wanted for questioning. remember the whole innocent till proven guilty thing



It's far different when the thing you get in trouble for is assault. Yeah, obviously no one's getting cut for a rumour, but if he actually gets charged with assaulting someone in a bar, I really doubt that Dana would stand behind him.
george112
8/4/12 12:46:29PM
Seeing as how Mendes is a big name in his weight class I also expect leniency.


if it were anyone other then him and the champ I think they would be cut.


I'm going to reiterate my point about him being a big name. Not the biggest. But definitely not an unknown. That will save him
Sir_Karl
8/4/12 12:56:13PM
I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.
Gogoplatapus
8/4/12 1:04:10PM

Posted by VILLIN

Goodbye UFC contract, Uncle Dana takes a dim view of shenanigans like that. Not the public image the UFC wants to portray.



This won't happen.
sbulldavid
8/4/12 1:33:07PM

Posted by Sir_Karl

I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.



Lol, that's is a totally bullshit reporting or misinformation.

Also Mendes isn't that big of a star, so I think he would be cut, he's just a big name in a division that is still developing.
george112
8/4/12 2:24:53PM

Posted by sbulldavid


Posted by Sir_Karl

I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.



Lol, that's is a totally bullshit reporting or misinformation.

Also Mendes isn't that big of a star, so I think he would be cut, he's just a big name in a division that is still developing.



exactly

why would they cut a big name from a division that barely has any
FastKnockout
8/4/12 2:45:50PM

Posted by george112


Posted by sbulldavid


Posted by Sir_Karl

I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.



Lol, that's is a totally bullshit reporting or misinformation.

Also Mendes isn't that big of a star, so I think he would be cut, he's just a big name in a division that is still developing.



exactly

why would they cut a big name from a division that barely has any



Because bad behavior in or outside the cage shouldn't be excused, no matter who you are.
george112
8/4/12 3:22:24PM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by george112


Posted by sbulldavid


Posted by Sir_Karl

I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.



Lol, that's is a totally bullshit reporting or misinformation.

Also Mendes isn't that big of a star, so I think he would be cut, he's just a big name in a division that is still developing.



exactly

why would they cut a big name from a division that barely has any



Because bad behavior in or outside the cage shouldn't be excused, no matter who you are.



i agree.

but what about Jones??
Rampage??


No different. There should be no favoritism
FastKnockout
8/4/12 3:45:37PM

Posted by george112


Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by george112


Posted by sbulldavid


Posted by Sir_Karl

I don't believe the Sheriffs can charge him with using a deadly weapon because of his training.. That is an old myth that apparently that department hasn't been informed of yet. Cops aren't lawyers though. They don't know all of the laws.



Lol, that's is a totally bullshit reporting or misinformation.

Also Mendes isn't that big of a star, so I think he would be cut, he's just a big name in a division that is still developing.



exactly

why would they cut a big name from a division that barely has any



Because bad behavior in or outside the cage shouldn't be excused, no matter who you are.



i agree.

but what about Jones??
Rampage??


No different. There should be no favoritism



I agree there.
frizzzlecake
8/4/12 4:17:32PM
Looks like Chad Mendes uses Carlos Condits gameplan when Drunk.
infestructure
8/4/12 6:39:29PM

Posted by frizzzlecake

Looks like Chad Mendes uses Carlos Condits gameplan when Drunk.



More like Paul Daley's. Condit utilised an effective counterstriking technique. No running whatsoever. Don't start this BS.
prophecy033
8/4/12 7:54:01PM

Posted by george112

i agree.

but what about Jones??
Rampage??


No different. There should be no favoritism

This
meier
8/4/12 11:43:13PM
Im sorry but threads like these should not be posted. this is not tmz.
bjj1605
8/5/12 5:59:33PM

Posted by meier

Im sorry but threads like these should not be posted. this is not tmz.



Nope. But it is news. This isn't following people around to see who they're dating, what they are wearing, ect. This is a relatively famous person committing a crime.

To me, that's clearly and obviously news worthy.

The great thing is that if you don't like these types of stories you can just gloss over the headline and keep right on scrolling.


Posted by postman

Why would he need to sucker punch him? I think he would do just fine in a standard bar fight. This seems odd to me.



I'm sure Mendez can beat the crap out of about 95-98% of the adult male population, but you have to remember that he is very small.

In the UFC he is fighting guys his own size. I have no idea how big the victim was in this case, but if he was 200lbs plus it would only make sense for Mendez to sucker punch him.

Either way, this is deplorable behavior from Mendez. At my school if a student gets in a bar fight, they're out. Some times Jeff Curran will let them come back, but they're always forced to take some time off.