Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has been arrested and charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation, and pattern of stalking conduct after assaulting his wife in their Minnesota home on Wednesday.

UFC president Dana White, following the UFC 132 pre-fight press conference, confirmed  that Brett Rogers has been released from his contract with Strikeforce after being arrested and charged.

“Brett Rogers was cut immediately, he’s done,” White said.

A report from MyFoxTwinCities.com states that Rogers was arrested after he reportedly punched his wife repeatedly, strangled her, and she lost a tooth and had a golf ball sized wound on her face.

Apparently his wife blacked out from the strangulation and their daughters were in the home and tried to separate the two from fighting, which resulted in Rogers also being charged with a gross misdemeanor for child endangerment.

The other three charges levied on Rogers are felonies in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Rogers stated when arrested that he had been drinking before the argument that led to the arrest broke out.

According to the police report, Rogers’ children tried to keep their parents from fighting after witnessing their father push their mother. Their elder daughter stated that Rogers had struck her mother in the past, and also struck the children as well.

Bail was set at $100,000 with conditions and he is set to appear back in court on Friday.

(UPDATED on June 30 at 5:15 p.m. ET to note that Strikeforce terminated Rogers’ contract.)

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