A representative for the Nevada District Attorney’s office told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Overeem’s non-jury trial is set for March 27 in Las Vegas. Non-jury trials are the state’s standard for misdemeanor charges.
If convicted, Overeem faces up to six months in prison and a maximum $1,000 fine. Las Vegas defense attorney David Chesnoff will defend the fighter in court.
According to the “Las Vegas Review-Journal,” Overeem was cited by Las Vegas police on Jan. 2 when he allegedly pushed or shoved a woman in the face, “causing her to stagger back.” Overeem wasn’t technically arrested and instead was summoned to court on Feb. 21, when his trial date was set.
Alistair’s side of the story as told second-hand by Dana White is that “some lady started yelling at him and swinging at him”, which doesn’t sound that surprising. Vegas is a city full to the brim of women willing to f*ck a troll for 150 bucks. What will they do to potentially land a six, seven, or even eight figure settlement? Pick a fight with a contender for the UFC heavyweight belt?