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Strikeforce Heavyweight Brett Rogers Charged With Felony Domestic Assault

Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has been charged with multiple felony counts for a domestic violence incident allegedly involving his wife.

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Dana White: Brett Rogers Is Fired 'Immediately'

According to multiple reports, UFC President Dana White has fired Strikeforce heavyweight competitor Brett Rogers effectively immediately. As we reported earlier today, Rogers has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies including third degree assault for allegedly (and rather savagely) beating up his wife.

At this time we have no further comment from White.

The UFC did not immediately fire UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting then-girlfriend Jenna Jameson. However, the severity of the allegations between Ortiz and Rogers differ profoundly. The Orange County District Attorney's office later decided not to press charges against Ortiz and for a time, he and Jameson reconciled.

Rogers most recently competed two weeks ago at the second stage of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, losing to Josh Barnett by head and arm triangle in the second round. It was his third loss in four fights and his third consecutive loss in Strikeforce.

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Strikeforce Heavyweight Brett Rogers Charged With Felony Domestic Assault

Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has been arrested and charged with third degree felony assault in a domestic violence incident in Minnesota. Dakota County, Minnesota authorities have charged Rogers with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct.

Fox Twin Cities has more:

...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.
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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.

Rogers is currently held in the Dakota County jail in lieu of $100,000 in bail. The full criminal complaint is here.

Rogers last fought on June 18th for Strikeforce, losing to Josh Barnett via second round submission at Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum

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