On Wednesday, former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers (Pictured) was sentenced to 60 days in jail for beating his wife, Tiuana, at their Apple Valley, Minnesota home this past June.
According to TwinCities.com, Rogers was issued three years probation and is not allowed to have contact with his wife until he completes a domestic abuse program and his probation officer approves the interaction. He also cannot use alcohol and drugs.
However, “Da Grim” received credit for 26 days served in jail. According to the judge, he’ll serve at least two-thirds of the jail sentence, which means he only has about two weeks remaining on his term.
While the judge won’t prevent Rogers from working, she did deny a request from his attorney to delay prison time until after a planned December 31st fight.
In September, the 30-year-old pleaded guilty to felony third-degree assault in Dakota County District Court. As part of his plea agreement, two felonies of domestic assault by strangulation and stalking, as well as a gross misdemeanor charge of endangering a child were dismissed.
The Apple Valley Minnesota Police Department were called to the Rogers home earlier this summer after a neighbor complained of hearing loud screams and breaking glass. According to the official police report, an onlooker saw Rogers punching his wife in the face while she was on the ground.
Another neighbor stated Rogers’ wife had blood flowing from her face and mouth.
The 265-pounder was immediately fired from Strikeforce by UFC president Dana White.