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Mein's father banned from event

8/24/2014

James Lee Mein, the father of UFC welterweight Jordan Mein, was banned from his son's fight in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday after being charged with sexual battery.

James Mein, 47, was arrested and charged with sexual battery at 3:30 pm local time in Tulsa on Friday, shortly before Jordan, who fought Mike Pyle in the co-main event of a UFC Fight Night at BOK Center on Saturday, was scheduled to make weight.

Mein beat Pyle just 72 seconds into the opening round.

Police records show Mein was released from custody after he posted $2,000 bond at noon on Saturday. In a released statement, the UFC said it had banned Mein from the card, where he typically serves in Jordan's corner during fights.

"We were made aware that James Lee Mein, father of UFC competitor Jordan Mein, was arrested yesterday on allegations of felony sexual assault," the statement read. "Mr. Mein is accused of sexually assaulting a housekeeper at the UFC's host hotel.

"The UFC finds the allegations against Mr. Mein deplorable and we fully support local law enforcement in its investigation. The UFC is prohibiting Mr. Mein from attending tonight's event."

Jordan Mein (29-9) made his UFC debut in 2013, and has compiled a 2-1 record. The 24-year-old fights out of Alberta, Canada.