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Alistair Overeem Charged With Battery After Allegedly Shoving Woman Following UFC 141

(He learned from the best.)

According to a new Las Vegas Review Journal report, Alistair Overeem has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery after he allegedly “pushed or shoved a woman in the face, causing her to stagger back.” The charge stemmed from an incident at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel at about 3 a.m. on January 2nd, two nights after Overeem demolished Brock Lesnar in his Octagon debut at UFC 141. If convicted, the heavyweight contender faces up to six months in the Clark County Detention Center and up to a $1,000 fine.

Overeem is scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m. on February 21st. Said his lawyer, attorney-to-the-stars David Chesnoff: “Alistair was not arrested, but was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.” The UFC has declined to comment.

Let’s hope this is just a shakedown attempt by a woman who simply got in the Reem’s way, or perhaps some innocent roughhousing that went a little too far. Overeem comes off as a genuinely nice guy, but of course, this wouldn’t be the first time that he’s gotten violent with civilians in public. We’ll update you when we know more.

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XENOPHON- January 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm
KarmaAteMyCat - I thought you said, or that I read, your home was Wisconsin and that you had something crazy like 12 older sisters. Now I see you call New York your crib?
Me likey- January 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm
in nevada spitting on someone is a misdemeanor crime of battery. in some states it is considered assualt.
macreadysshack- January 31, 2012 at 11:06 am
He could cause a normal person to stagger back by pushing his pinky on their forehead - literally (yes, literally). Come on. If that's the worst thing that happens to somebody at 3am in Vegas, well, it's a pretty good night.
KarmaAteMyCat- January 31, 2012 at 11:02 am
Pushing someone in VEGAS At all is a Misdemeanor I had a similar situation with one of my roommates while I lived there. So this does not surprise me, thank god the officer who handled my situation happened to me from my HOME TOWN in NEW YORK. Hilariously Ironic but dammit I was lucky.
ArmFarmer- January 31, 2012 at 10:32 am
@me likey
I'm not saying it's ok to shove a woman in the face, I'm just saying that if the result of whatever he did was "causing her to stagger back".. you shouldn't be looking at jail time for that. Maybe a reasonable fine just for being a dick, or even a lil community service, but not being locked up.
XENOPHON- January 31, 2012 at 9:20 am
You need to get the corporate pricks, as its alternating and coming from PDNS01.DOMAINCONTROL.COM & PDNS02.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
The Break Media IT people should know what to do...
knucklesamitch- January 31, 2012 at 9:17 am
If I remember correctly, the last episode of the "The Reem" was filmed with footage of that entire weekend ... So ... Let's go to the videotape!
Me likey- January 31, 2012 at 9:11 am
i don't know the facts in this story and it could very well be that she deserved it. on the other hand if a huge guy like overeem was strutting around in a club or church for that matter and pushed my wife or mother in the face i would definatley want him charged with assualt. i don't care if a little guy did it or even another woman. i would want that person dealt with.
bootystar- January 31, 2012 at 8:53 am
@J.Jones, bravo my friend, Farina rocks in everything he's in, He's the same character & it's always tingley funny
J. Jones- January 31, 2012 at 8:47 am
To quote Dennis Farina in Big Trouble:
"You know I remember a time was you actually had to hit somebody."
Oddly phrased, but true nonetheless.
bootystar- January 31, 2012 at 8:37 am
about a week before the fight I had a dream that he was gonna have trouble with women, there's gifs all over about it
bgoldstein- January 31, 2012 at 8:32 am
@ XENO: We're aware of the problem and we're checking it out. That 13-year-old bastard can't be stopped. Thanks.
XENOPHON- January 31, 2012 at 8:08 am is going on around here? Every time I open a page my anti-virus software is locking onto not only a virus - it looks like a sophisticated trojan, and its also un-bundling a automated Rootkit.
That's what you fuckers get for talking so much shit in the public domain! GRIN
intercept440- January 31, 2012 at 8:04 am
@armfarmer... Agreed.
society is nothing but a little bitch right now.
it shouldnt be considered assualt until someone gets punched in there piehole..
just another way of govt control.. make it illegal for anyone to do anything..
next thing you know the whole country will be like massachusates.
Kimbos Bread- January 31, 2012 at 8:02 am
I am familiar with this.
This is a technique used to ensure that a bitch swallows your spunk as shoving the head back induces a swallow reflex.
Considering this happened at 3am, Id say that ungrateful bitch was refusing to take her protein.
ArmFarmer- January 31, 2012 at 7:51 am
Sounds trivial.. shoving someone away from you shouldn't be classified as assault or carry jail time. It should be classified as a dick move, and reflect negatively on the person of course, but assault? Society is way too soft these days.
k-onda- January 31, 2012 at 7:49 am
She was trying really hard to get him to "rape" her, but nothing doing, so this is the best she could come up with.
amsterdamheavy- January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am
If a bitch was close enough to get "pushed in the face and staggered backwards" she likely was too close in the first place. Stay out of a person's personal space, ignorant bitch.
RearNakedSpoon- January 31, 2012 at 7:29 am
I should really read these articles before commenting...
RearNakedSpoon- January 31, 2012 at 7:28 am
“causing her to stagger back.”
That's illegal? Especially on new years day at 3am when she was most likely drunk and upset that he wouldn't inseminate her so started being a huge bitch?
El Famous Burrito- January 31, 2012 at 7:06 am
No, sir, I don't like it.
CrushCo- January 31, 2012 at 6:33 am
Maybe pushing her in the face was an accident, but what about what he did to her daughter?
Viva Hate- January 31, 2012 at 6:25 am
I think he is pushing his luck, he was twitter last night telling jokes about woman wouldn’t mind being shoved in the face if they called them surprises because everyone likes a surprise.
agentsmith- January 31, 2012 at 6:18 am
Move, bitch! Get out the way! Get out the way, bitch, get out the way!
JewJitsYou- January 31, 2012 at 6:15 am
Let that be a lesson, never get between a dutchman and his horse meat.