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Brett Rogers arrested for beating wife, endangering children

Heavyweight Brett Rogers was booked early Wednesday morning on four counts including three felonies and a gross misdemeanor stemming from a domestic incident leaving his wife bloody and beaten while his school age old daughter attempted to intervene.

Zuffa officials have not commented on the matter other than UFC President Dana White confirming the company has immediately severed professional ties with Rogers.

According to the official complaint filed by an Apple Valley law enforcement officer, a unit responding to a caller’s concern about sounds of breaking glass and a woman screaming in his neighbor’s house prompted an eventual conversation between police and the 30-year old fighter during which Rogers, who exhibited signs of intoxication and admitted to having consumed alcohol, claimed his wife had hit him and he responded in kind.

Rogers gave permission to search the premises for his wife, T.R., who was not located until later upon which she was discovered to have “obvious signs of injury on her face, including a golf ball size bump above her left eyebrow, a bump on her right eyebrow, one in the middle of her forehead, injuries to her ears and jaw,” plus, “blood on her face and a missing tooth.” She was also noted to have neck/back injuries likely related to a later admission by T.R. that Rogers had put both hands around her neck and choked her in addition to having followed her outside, then “got her on the ground and began hitting her about her head and face, causing her to ‘black out’.”

Additional investigation produced to multiple witness accounts from neighbors, who corroborated her account of the situation, as well as statements from the couple’s nine and ten year old daughters. According to the youngest child, she shouted for her father to stop repeatedly pushing her mother up against a cabinet, while the elder sibling said she had seen her father hit her mother before and that he’d been physically abusive towards her and her sister within the last two years.

The former Strikeforce title-contender made a court appearance earlier today where he was specifically charged with Third Degree Assault, Domestic Assault by Strangulation, Pattern of Stalking Conduct, and Endangerment of a Child. If fully convicted Rogers could face up to a maximum of nineteen years in prison and fine of $38,000.

The outlook certainly appears grim for the 6’5” striker who was seen as one of the hottest prospects in his division after a 10-0 start with ten finishing performances. However, Rogers has been put away in three of his last four bouts with the most recent instance being Josh Barnett‘s submission of him in the Strikeforce World Grand Prix earlier this month. With this week’s news Rogers now has a much harder fight ahead of him and one he can’t afford to lose – seeking the necessary help and getting his life back together.


  • fanoftna33 says:

    What a sad situation. I dont belive there is ever a reason to hit a woman, but the fact that Zuffa has dropped Rogers is sending a good message. I would like to have seen this happen with Anthony Johnso when he was arrested for beating his ex girlfriend up but apperently he makes them enough money that he can beat a few women and still be around.

  • stone says:

    Hope he gets all “up to nine years” in prison

  • stone says:

    *teen…..19 yrs

  • sides666 says:

    Thats rough. Hard to understand why anyone man or woman would let it go that far. If you are miserable get the hell out of the situation life is too short for all the bullshit. There is always a way to be happy if you are willing to look hard enough.

  • TerribleT says:

    After getting his butt whooped 3 times in a row Rogers finally found an opponent he could man-handle …………his own wife………….hope he enjoyed his 15 minutes.

  • TerribleT says:

    Correction: I didn’t realize that in October 2010 Rogers Decision’d the mighty Ruben “Warpath” Villareal(19-21-3) in between his losses to Overeem & Barnett so he hadn’t actually lost 3 fights in a row just 3 in a row in the Strikeforce promotion. By the way you gotta give it up to the writer for his pun in the 1st line of the last paragraph,[outlook certainly appears “grim” for the 6’5″ striker]

  • THEGUNNER says:

    A real man would never hit a women! Even if someone cant handle their booze and ruffs a girl up is not okay let alone a pro heavyweight mma fighter. he needs to not only see prison time and never get the privlage of competing again.

  • NO BODY SHOULD EVER GET HIT OR PROVOKE GETTING HIT BUT BLAH this is the real world and .. I don’t know what happened or if the wife deserved to get hit.. its not about a women but, about a mind and all minds deserve to get hit if they deserve to get hit. I don’t know what happened or whether the wife mind deserved a beating or not but the fact is that it is sad the moment went the it did. To bad for Rogers, wife, children and humanity. We all have a lot to learn from this. WE CREATE OUR OWN END AND NEXT MOMEMT. THINK FOR THE NOW, THINK FOR THE FUTURE!! PEACE!!

  • elkymbo says:

    Pretty crazy rant that one fight fan.

    He’s a dick plain and simple. I hope they throw the book at him. The fact that he beat his missus is bad enough but roughing up his kids? What kind of man is he? He’s not one at all.

    Fucken retarded.

  • boomnutz says:

    What a punk!!! I kind of like Rogers too, it’s wrong to hit a woman no matter what, but it’s even worse when you’re a 6-5 260 LB professional fighter, and even worse is that he did it in front of his kids. I hope someone makes him their GF

  • Rece Rock says:

    Best part of this was that the wife didn’t want to press charges because she was fearfull he will lose his job… funny how loyal ppl can be to a loved one… perhaps he should have thought about his career before raising a hand to her… Perhaps the correctional facility will have a vocational program he can learn a new trade or just he could change the tires on the prison buses.

  • THEGUNNER says:

    Fight fan from your comment it seems you would think a bitch getting a beating from a man is o k id love to beat u down see if u like it.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Even if things got so out of control that he had to defend himself, the guy is a trained fighter and god damn huge. It should have been trivial to subdue a crazy woman without beating the fuck out of her.

  • Kuch says:

    He should have just walked out of the house and called the cops if things got out of hand. There is no way, and I mean NO WAY a guy that big (and a pro fighter no less) ever wants to get into a domestic assault situation. Unless his wife is Cyborg Santos, he should have just walked away and called a lawyer.


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