Strikeforce heavy hitter, Brett Rogers has been arrested and later released on bail after getting into an altercation with his wife. After being struck himself he proceeded to strangle and punch his wife back before their child attempted to get between them in Minnesota.
UFC President, Dana White has reportedly fired Rogers from the roster just hours after the news broke about the fighter assaulting his wife yesterday in Minnesota.
The news broke on various news sites across the internet with including the SB Nation who spoke to the head of the Las Vegas based promotion minutes ago.
This from MyFox9:
DAKOTA COUNTY, Minn. – 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.
The local fighter made his first court appearance Thursday. Bail was set at $100,00 with conditions. He is again expected in court Friday at 11 a.m.