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The MMA Chain Gang: A Depressing Review of 2011′s Criminal Activities

Domestic Abuse

Brett Rogers

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Elements of the Crime: “The Grim” only had his hand raised following one fight in 2011, and that was simply to apply a pair of handcuffs. An evening of drinking led to a serious, lop-sided altercation between the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix competitor and his wife Tiuana. Rogers busted her face up and knocked a tooth out before choking her unconscious in front of their daughter and neighbor. Before heading to trial, he was again picked up for violating a protection order stemming from the initial assault.

The Charges: Three felony counts: assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation, and pattern of stalking conduct . Also a gross midemeanor: endangerment of a child

The Sentence: As part of a plea deal, Rogers copped to the assault charge in exchange for the rest of the charges being dropped. He was sentenced to 60-days in jail, but was given credit for the 26-days previously served. He served an additional two weeks before an early release saw him back on the streets. As part of his probation, he must enroll in a domestic abuse education program, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation, and refrain from talking trash.

Career Fallout: Shortly after his arrest, Rogers was cut from his contract with Strikeforce. His next fight would come against Eddie Sanchez under the Titan FC banner. Rogers lost an incredibly boring decision.

 

Jason Miller

Elements of the Crime: Just before gracing television screens as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 14, “Mayhem” was arrested following a confrontation with his sister at a house party. It would seem that his larger sister had kicked back a few too many brews before attempting to leave the party and get behind the wheel. Miller’s efforts to prevent her from drinking and driving turned physical as he secured a headlock and refused her permission to leave. Basically, it was your typical Miller-family fun night.

The Charges: Simple assault and false imprisonment

The Sentence: Charges were dropped before he headed to trial.

Career Fallout: His fight with Bisping went on as planned, and fans were sentenced to two and a half rounds of wretched standup and horrid cardio.

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CrushCo- December 28, 2011 at 6:25 am
@intercept: I left off Harold Howard's exploits for the same reason I ignored Rampage's destruction derby, Lee Murray's bank robbery, and Tito's arrest for domestic abuse: neither the crime, the trial, nor the sentencing took place in 2011.
intercept440- December 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm
ok...ok....How and the blue HELL can you leave out Harold muthafuking howard going on a rampage and driving his truck onto a fucking casino.......
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reallly???
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*sigh*.
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when are you going to hire me to write this shit??
JoseMonkey- December 27, 2011 at 7:13 am
I tend to agree with @GistoftheFist - while I enjoy reading articles like this, I can't help but feel like it gives the jerks who want to outlaw MMA ammunition for their cause.
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Would it be disingenuous and stupid to claim that a list of a few "bad apples" should have any relevance to the sport as a whole? Absolutely. That doesn't mean people don't use that sort of logic, and unfortunately, there are many who are persuaded by fallacies.
dillweed- December 26, 2011 at 11:46 am
xeno - the bjj level and mma level are quite high, it is the human decency/common sense and generally feeling a need to obey the rules of polite society and sometimes the law - type areas where occasional lack of judgement rears its ugly head. If you haven't noticed this tends to be true in mma circles, a good cliche fits here - "de nile is not just a river in Africa". It's part of the landscape, sweeping it under the rug may or may not help.
Zescape- December 26, 2011 at 11:16 am
Joe Son raped that woman 21 years ago, not 11. But who's counting?
CrushCo- December 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm
@Pen-15: Thanks, I knew her name was something...you know...like that.
pinkyslayer- December 25, 2011 at 11:04 am
xenophon, go drink your loneliness away you fucking whiny cunt.
Pen Fifteen- December 25, 2011 at 10:47 am
@Coleman
Brett Rogers' wife is named Tiuana, not Juanita. I can't believe you missed a chance to crack a joke about The Grim beating the 'J' out of his wife's name.
fanatic.mma- December 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm
Great article - one guy on this list no longer wants to fight Anderson Silva!

http://onefansmmablog.blogspot.com/2011/12/chael-sonnen-no-longer-wants-rematch.html
XENOPHON- December 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm
@dillweed.
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You've got yourself into a great gym. Where is it, how can I join. Out of being a decent guy --- you should make a post a new banner for the board in your gym. Its a quote that is missing. Its from someone everyone posting on this article should have read and known.
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Quote: "Quietly lowering the bar for MMA Reporting one article at a time!" - Chris Coleman
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That's calling the ace just that, and the spade, just the spade.
dillweed- December 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm
we compile a list similar to this at our gym, only our "crimes" mostly include taking fat chicks home, or ugly chicks to the bathroom, or getting tapped at the local tourney to some d bag from the retard gym across town
XENOPHON- December 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm
Disagree, it should be written and talked about - the crimes happened, its fair game. MMA fighters on prime time are no different than golfers, football players, politicians, or actors.
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In this case, few of the people Coleman listed had not much, if any notoriety outside of this small website. They where surely not players (contenders) by any means. As for Yuki Nakai being blinded, that was self censoring. Not censorship by the press - which I am hearing promoted ^ above ^.
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In the case of auto racing, drivers get fucked up and killed on occasion. It becomes front page news that makes its way onto the televised news. MMA is not front page news worthy except my mistake. MMA likely wont ever be front page, as boxing (much less physical contact sport) over the past 3 decades at best only gets the front page in the sports section.
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At that, where both women and men read the front page, the sports section front page is nearly all men. As for the men profiled, they are nobodies - this includes Yuki Nakai, who was blinded in more than one way.
CrushCo- December 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm
@Gist: I hear you and I understand what you're saying, but I think the sport is at a level now where a handful of individuals associated only by a single facet of their lives (MMA) won't destroy it. I know NY is still a hurdle, but the sport will be sanctioned there eventually. Every sport, in fact every profession, has countless convicts in their ranks. These guys are the exception, not the rule. All of these incidents were covered throughout the MMA community and in traditional media at large, I simply gathered them into a single post.
Mofo- December 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Who throws a shoe? Honestly. Who puts a gun in a bum? I mean reeeeally. You fight like a woman!
Mofo- December 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm
@Gist - ehh, that definitely ran thru my head too... but politicians don't read CP. And anyone could make a list like this for any other sport too. You could make a nice list like this for Capital Hill for that matter.
GistoftheFist- December 24, 2011 at 11:56 am
As well written as this article was, it's my opinion that these kind of articles shouldn't be created. When Yuki Nakai was blinded in one eye in his fight with Gerard Gourdeau, he didn't talk about it in front of the press because he didn't want MMA to get negative attention. I think it's a bad decision to make articles with "MMA Criminals" in the title and thrown it out there for idiot politicians to use as ammunition in their anti-MMA campaigns.
XENOPHON- December 24, 2011 at 11:45 am
Hey CC, since the year isn’t over I think FOX is going to wake up, realize they got bamboozled by front company Zuffa for their first big fight…and file charges that want their money back.
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Oh I forgot, JDS tore the the fucking head off Velazquez at Honda center for the worlds shortest MMA heavyweight title fight. The charges will read:
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- Fraud (count 1): Fox wants their money back.
- Fruad (count 2): Forcing the public to watch 1 hour, for a 3 minute event.
- Failure to Preform: No Champ showed up to defend the belt.
- Attempted Murder: 1 punch to the head.
- Schoolyard Beating Due to Truancy: ex-Champ isn’t really a workout phenom, and got caught skipping too many class.
Mofo- December 24, 2011 at 11:44 am
Cool column Coleman! And you managed to write all that without using the banned phrase "rape choke" even once. You get a gold star.
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