A well-known MMA manager is in hot water over an alleged assault on his father, MMA Junkie reported.
According to the outlet, Jason House the CEO of Iridium Sports Agency is facing a felony charge for allegedly assaulting his father, Kevin House, during the Summer while discussing business matters. A hearing is set for Dec. 8 to determine if the case will go to trial. He could face five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
The alleged assault on Aug. 2 at the 1880 Grille on the grounds of Conestoga Golf Course, the outlet reported. They were reportedly discussing the change in percentages and shares after Jason relocated the business from California to Nevada.
MMA Junkie received a statement from Iridium’s legal counsel.
“Iridium Sports Agency will not comment on the pending criminal matter involving CEO and founder, Jason House, and his father, Kevin House,” the statement read. “With respect to the business dispute between Jason and Kevin regarding Iridium Sports Agency, we categorically reject Kevin’s claim that his 20 percent membership interest in the business has been changed by Jason in any way. Kevin continues to own the 20 percent membership interest in Iridium Sports Agency that Jason, as the founder and sole member of the company, gifted to him in 2011. To the extent Kevin pursues legal action related to his minority interest in Iridium Sports Agency, we look forward to defending those claims in court and proving that Kevin’s treatment has been more than fair under the law.”
According to the father, Jason pointed his finger in anger at his father’s wife, Beth, and Kevin pushed the finger down. From there, witnesses’ say they saw Jason stand up in a fighter stance, Kevin soon followed. Beth told police that Jason threw “a couple” of punches which knocked Kevin back into a sitting position. The witness says he saw two strikes, both while Kevin was sitting.
MMA Junkie also shared a photo of Kevin with a bloody and bruised lip.
The police who arrived on the scene observed Kevin’s “nose was crooked and swollen on the left side,” the outlet reported.
At the hospital, Kevin received a 500 mL blood transfusion, 18 stitches and had symptoms of a concussion, according to MMA Junkie who obtained Kevin’s medical documents.
Jason currently has 100 fighters under UFC contract including UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, featherweight contender “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, Marlon Vera, and “The Ultimate Fighter 29” winner Bryan Battle.