Brett Rogers hasn’t gotten to do a whole lot of fighting in his past two matches, on account of all the whuppings being laid down upon his ass. Alistair Overeem and Josh Barnett may be too tough for him, but he’s finally found an opponent he can take:
Major-league Mixed Martial Artist and Apple Valley, Minn. resident Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife Wednesday in their south metro home. She was reportedly strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face and lost a tooth in the struggle.
Brett Charles Rogers, 30, has been charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct — all felonies –in Dakota County. He was also charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdameanor.
His wife blacked out from being choked, suffered a golf ball sized wound on her face among smaller wounds. The couples daughter had tried to intervene after she saw Rogers strike her mother.
Rogers admits he had been drinking before an argument broke out with he and his wife. He claims she punched him and he returned force.
Jesus, Brett Rogers. You’re a high level mixed martial artist. You don’t get to ‘return force’ on your wife. Returning force sounds like something Israel does to the Palestinians, and even they’d say “Whoa, that’s a bit excessive there, buddy!” in this situation.
And to think the future looked so bright for Brett. It was just over a year ago that he knocked Andrei Arlovski out and established himself as a fan favorite. Now he’s lost his last three fights in Strikeforce, probably his job because of this, and I’d say a large amount of his fans as well. How far do you think you can go when the only support you got is from Team Wifebeater?