According to TwinCities.com, the former Strikeforce heavyweight, who proclaimed his innocence and said he was confident he would be found innocent a few months back was sentenced to 60 days in jail for beating his wife, Tiuana back on June 28. During the argument that spilled out on the side lawn of their Apple Valley, MN home as shocked neighbors looked on, he knocked out Tiuana’s tooth and choked her unconscious in between barrages of vicious ground and pound that left her face bruised and battered.
Rogers will get credit for his 26 days served prior to his sentencing, even though some of those days were tacked on as a result of a breach of a court order that explicably stated that he was not to have contact with his family or to set foot in their residence. He will have to serve an additional 14 days, which, combined with the 26 already served, will account for 2/3 of his actual sentence.
The report goes on to say that “The Grim” is scheduled to fight on December 31, which means we could see him on DREAM’s annual NYE card. Yay.
According to sources we’ve spoken to, Rogers is also negotiating to rematch Fedor Emelianenko in Canada, possibly under the Impact MMA banner. We’re not sure why, since he still has very little chance of beating Fedor, but whatever. Maybe “The Last Emperor” can get some revenge for Tiuana. Now that’s something we’ll all watch.