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Former Strikeforce Heavyweight Brett Rogers Arrested On Warrant

Brett Rogers
Brett Rogers

Former Strikeforce heavyweight contender Brett Rogers has once again been arrested after violating terms of his pre-sentencing release. Rogers reportedly turned himself into the Apple Valley Police Department at 6 a.m. on Monday morning. A warrant for the fighter's arrest was issued on September 30th. The Apple Valley Patch first reported the news.

Rogers initially was arrested in late June due to a charge of third degree felony assault in a domestic violence incident against his wife in Minnesota. Upon discovering the news, Zuffa official Dana White immediately terminated the 30-year-old from the Strikeforce heavyweight roster. Rogers eventually pleaded guilty in mid-September to felony third-degree assault. 

Per the plea agreement reached between the fighter and prosecutors, charges of domestic assault by strangulation, harassment, and endangering a child can each be dropped after Rogers' sentencing -- currently scheduled for November 30th, 2011. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

After starting off his promising professional career with a 10-0 record, Rogers has fallen back to earth with four losses in his last five contests. He last fought at Titan Fighting Championships 20, where he dropped a split decision to UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez.