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Alistair Overeem’s Battery Trial Scheduled for March 27th in Las Vegas

(In an unprecedented move, Alistair’s first character witness will be this gigantic K-1 trophy.)

Following his alleged shoving of a woman at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel on January 2nd, UFC heavyweight #1 contender Alistair Overeem is scheduled to appear at a bench trial in Clark County, Nevada, on March 27th, where the verdict will be determined by a judge without a jury. Cross your fingers that the judge isn’t a die-hard Brock Lesnar fan.

Overeem faces one misdemeanor battery charge, which carries a potential $1,000 fine and up to six months in prison. While we expect his high-powered lawyer to smash these charges like an Uberknee to the ribs, it would be a disaster if this affected Overeem’s scheduled heavyweight championship bout against Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26th. Stay tuned…

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Crazy Croat- March 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm
check out my hype video for mir vs velasquez
jeffmcbusa- March 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm
Thanks Sordangles. Drives me crazy that even supposed pro journalists say this all the time. Although you can do more than a year in "jail" (county). Reem is facing misdemeanor charges and that is county time only. Can't do (state) prison time for a misdemeanor!!
RearNakedSpoon- March 16, 2012 at 10:31 am
Exibit A: The supposed victim is still alive. Case dismissed.
VasyaDC- March 16, 2012 at 8:26 am
Should be required reading for all successful MMA fighters as an example of the precise reasons they should have hired bodyguards with them at all times. Guaranteed she'll get a much bigger payday than the one she got for "slipping" at Whole Foods...
Sirdangles- March 16, 2012 at 8:19 am
Technically it would be jail. "prison" is a term used when the sentence is over one year.