Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed for assaulting his wife Wednesday in their home in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She was reportedly strangled, punched numerous times in the head and face, and lost a tooth in the altercation.
The arrest was first reported by myfoxtwincities.com.
Rogers was charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation, and pattern of stalking conduct, which are all felonies in Dakota County. Rogers was also charged with reckless endangerment of a child, a gross misdemeanor. Rogers’ daughter attempted to intervene after Rogers struck her mother.
Rogers admitted to drinking before arguing with his wife, but claims she punched him first.
Rogers appeared in court Thursday with bail set at $100,000 with conditions. He is expected in court again on Friday.
UFC President Dana White announced that Rogers had been released from his Strikeforce contract today because of the arrest.