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Lee Mein, father of UFC Fight Night 49's Jordan Mein, arrested prior to weigh-ins

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Derek Leung
James Lee Mein, father of UFC fighter Jordan Mein, who is scheduled to fight Mike Pyle Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 49 in Tulsa, Okla., was arrested on a charge of sexual battery, according to a police report.

Mein, 47, who is in Tulsa to corner his son, was arrested just prior to the UFN 49 weigh-ins on Friday. According to the police report, he was released early Saturday morning on a $2,000 surety bond. Mein is expected to appear in court on Aug. 29. The news was first reported by Beau Taylor of the Tulsa Voice.

The UFC provided with the following statement on Mein's arrest:

We were made aware that James Lee Mein, father of UFC competitor Jordan Mein, was arrested yesterday on allegations of felony sexual assault. 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.

No further details have been released about Mein's arrest, and he did not return's request for comment.

Lee Mein is still an active MMA fighter with a 6-13 record. The native of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, who also owns the Canadian Martial Arts Centre, most recently lost to Tim Hague via first-round TKO at WSOF Canada in February.