MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A mixed martial arts fighter was sentenced to 60 days in prison for violently attacking his wife last summer.

Brett “Da Grim” Rogers, 30, of Apple Valley, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault on Sept. 15. Additional charges of domestic assault by strangulation, stalking and endangerment of a child were subsequently dropped.

Police said Rogers had been drinking on June 29 before choking his wife and repeatedly punching her in the face and head. Rogers’ daughters were present at the time of the beating.

Police found the victim shortly thereafter walking by a nearby school with a bloody face, a lump above her eyebrow and a missing tooth.

She said she did not want to press charges because she didn’t want to get him into trouble with his job. After being released from the hospital, the woman refused to meet with officers and told them that the assault was her fault.

In addition to the jail time, Rogers was also sentenced to three years of probation and a $500 fine.

Rogers, a 6-foot-4, 270-pound heavyweight fighter, became well-known in 2008 for winning the first mixed-martial-arts match to air live on national television.

Comments (10)
  1. Ace says:

    This is outrageous. The creep should be locked up for a long time, he doesn’t deserve to be free to repeat his actions, which he undoubtedly will. A $500 fine won’t even pay for the dental work. The courts are too soft on these spoiled brats!

  2. Rubin says:

    It ain’t cool to be no jive Turkey, especially so close to Thanksgivin’!

      1. Special Agent Dale Cooper says:

        Cuz I’m a Karate man. AndKarate man bruise on da inside! Hoo-wahhh!

  3. fool says:

    What is he a black american indian with that tomahawk chop on his head?
    What a tool.

  4. Common Cents says:

    Dude looks just like Mr. T from the A-team (the original Ateam that is).

  5. Special Agent Dale Cooper says:

    Was the match he had with his wife a sanctioned event? I bet she asked for a shot at the title and got her ass kicked. Same thing happens in the Octogon. My wife beats me daily. I have no shot – and I know it….. It’s tough when you’re married to a little mini Hulk Hogan. Although I gotta admit, it turns me on when she tears the shirt apart and starts posing.

  6. Me says:

    I think there should be a pay-per-view event between him and Jared Allen. Proceeds to charity.

  7. jackactionzero says:

    Just another “never was” misbehaving the guy has no career anyway, you can take the monkey out of the zoo, but you can’t take the zoo out of the monkey. I think every man has wanted to drop a chick 1 time or another.

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