Lee Mein was arrested for sexual assault in Tulsa, Okla. | Jacob Bos/Sherdog.com
Prior to Jordan Mein tipping the scales in Tulsa, Okla., on Friday, his father, Lee Mein, was arrested on a charge of sexual battery. As a result of the arrest, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has barred Mein from attending his son’s bout at UFC Fight Night "Henderson vs. dos Anjos."
UFC officials addressed the development in a statement on Saturday.
“We were made aware that James Lee Mein, father of UFC competitor Jordan Mein, was arrested on allegations of felony sexual assault,” the statement reads. “Mr. Mein is accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper at the UFC’s host hotel in Tulsa, Okla. The UFC finds the allegations against Mr. Mein deplorable, and we fully support local law enforcement in its investigation. The UFC is also prohibiting Mr. Mein from attending tonight’s event should he post bail. Jordan Mein will remain on tonight’s card.”
Police records show that Lee Mein was arrested at 3:30 p.m. and subsequently booked at 5:59 p.m. He was released after posting a $2,000 bond and is due in court on Aug. 29 to address the charges.
Lee Mein, who serves as Jordan’s coach and cornerman, is also a mixed martial artist competing in the heavyweight division. With a professional record of 6-13, he has dropped four of his last five outings, including an appearance in World Series of Fighting Canada against Tim Hague in February.
Jordan Mein will face Mike Pyle in the co-main event on Saturday. The 24-year-old was last publicly seen with his father during an open workout session for the media and fans at the Hyatt Regency on Thursday.
According to oddsmakers, Jordan Mein comes into the fight as the betting favorite.