James Lee Mein, the father of UFC Fight Night Tulsa co-main event competitor Jordan Mein, will not be in his son’s corner after he was arrested on a felony sexual battery charge Friday afternoon by Tulsa police.
James Mein, 47, was released after posting $2,000 bond early Saturday morning. The elder Mein, who normally works the corner for his son during fights, is accused of engaging in felony sexual battery in connection with Hyatt Regency Hotel employee while she attempted to clean his room in the event’s host hotel, Tulsa police said.
UFC officials said James Mein would not be permitted to attend Saturday Fight Night event at the BOK Center, which includes Jordan Mein facing Mike Pyle in a UFC welterweight bout.
"We were made aware that James Lee Mein, father of UFC competitor Jordan Mein, was arrested yesterday on allegations of felony sexual battery" the UFC said in a statement. "Mr. Mein is accused of felony sexual battery during an encounter with 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.. Jordan Mein will remain on tonight's card."