Brett Rogers (file photo) is reportedly facing charges in
Minnesota. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Strikeforce heavyweight Brett
Rogers reportedly faces several charges after police responded
to a domestic disturbance call on Wednesday.
According to a report filed by Minnesota news station WCCO --
Minneapolis' CBS affiliate -- Rogers faces charges of stalking,
third-degree assault, domestic assault by strangulation and
endangerment of a child.
Rogers, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Apple Valley, is
alleged to have engaged in an argument with his wife on Wednesday
evening that turned violent. Rogers' bail has reportedly been set
at $100,000 with conditions. The fighter made his first court
appearance on Thursday.
Known as “The Grim,” Rogers had his breakout performance in 2009
when the EliteXC veteran knocked out former UFC champion Andrei
Arlovski in just 22 seconds. Rogers would then fall on hard
times, however, as he was knocked out by both Fedor
Emelianenko and Alistair
Overeem in Strikeforce competition. Though the 30-year-old
would rebound from the loss by outpointing journeyman Ruben
Villareal this past October, Rogers was most recently dominated
Barnett on June 18 in the first round of Strikeforce's
heavyweight grand prix.