MMA veteran Damon Jordan arrested after striking Denny’s employee over nachos

38-year-old professional mixed martial artist from Oregon, Damon Jordan , was just accused of second-degree assault.

On October 29 in Centralia, Washington, Jordan is said to have struck a Denny’s employee in the face.

According to paperwork filed in Lewis County Superior Court and details from the Centralia Police Department, the employee was reportedly attacked “after becoming disgruntled that his nachos came out to the table last.”

The victim informed responding police officers that he “went to remove the plate and the suspect stood up and sucker punched him in the face,” according to court filings. The victim sustained a facial fracture from the strike, according to court documents.

Police initially sent photos from the video surveillance and asked for Public’s help in identifying him.

Several people sent tips to the police, leading investigators to connect the suspect to an event that occurred the evening of the assault associated with EchoValor MMA in Beaverton, Oregon.

The owner of EchoValor identified the man in the photo from the surveillance footage as Damon Jordan. Officers later learned Jordan is a mixed martial arts vet.

Jordan was booked into the Lewis County Jail on that warrant at 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, according to jail records.

Jordan has a 2-3 record in professional MMA. Jordan lost his last professional outing in 2020 when he was submitted in the first round.

Jordan had no criminal history and was unaware of the warrant prior to his arrest.
According to his linked in Jordan Damon was the Head Jiu Jitsu Instructor at Jiu Jitsu Nation. He is a BJJ black belt. That gym has since renamed to American Top Team Watertown. According to the academy website:

“American Top Team Watertown, formerly Jiu Jitsu Nation, was founded in September 2009 by Marc Stevens under the tutelage of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and Mma fighter Jordan Damon. After a couple years Jiu Jitsu nation became an American Killer Bees affiliate school under Professor Israel Gomes.” 

The instructors page does not list Damon among its’ employees.