Alistair Overeem Issued Counseling and Community Service for Battery Charges

Written by Tom Ngo
March 27th, 2012

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According to a Las Vegas, Nevada judge, Alistair Overeem (Pictured) has anger management issues. On Tuesday, the UFC heavyweight was ordered to attend “impulse control” counseling for allegedly shoving a woman in the face at the Wynn Hotel this past January.

TMZ.com reported that Overeem also has to perform 50 hours of community service. Furthermore, he was issued 90 days in jail for the incident, but the sentence was suspended in order to give “The Demolition Man” the opportunity to complete his community service and anger management courses.

If Overeem can fulfill his requirements, the charges against him will be dismissed.

The former Strikeforce champion was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery shortly after his UFC 141 victory over Brock Lesnar. He was not arrested at the time of the altercation, but was given a citation by the LVPD for reportedly pushing or shoving a woman in the face, “causing her to stagger back.”

He was originally facing a maximum of six months in the slammer and a $1,000 fine.

Overeem has vehemently denied any wrongdoing ever since the story was made public.

Coincidentally, the 265-pounder appeared in a UFC 146 press conference today at the MGM Grand Garden Hotel to promote his May 26th title fight against champion Junior dos Santos.

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