Brett Rogers: My wife and I have our ups and downs, like anyone else

source: hd.net
 

On June 28th, Brett Rogers was arrested and jailed in connection with assaulting his wife. She was reportedly strangled, punched repeatedly in the head and face, and lost a tooth in the struggle. Rogers was charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and pattern of stalking conduct -- all felonies.. He was also charged with endangerment of a child, a gross misdameanor.

He was promptly cut from the Zuffa roster and publicly blasted by UFC President Dana White.

His current status was profiled on HDNet's Inside MMA last night.

 

Brett Rogers

"I was told not to go into details. The situation that occured happened, and it was more of a misunderstanding, when I look at it. The papers can write whatever."

"I am confident that things are going to be dropped, squared away. Then we can moved forward like we said. We are a married couple, we have our ups and downs just like everyone else."

"It was a lesson learned, life is a roller coaster, and it was a lesson learned."

Roger's wife, Tiuana Rogers

"We just enjoy being aorund each other. and we just wanna continue loving each other, loving our family, and just focus on moving forward and being positive."

"He's a family man and a lot of people don't see that with MMA fighters, they are so quick to judge."

Rogers' attorney, Murad Mohammad

"These allegations are serious allegations and we are taking them very seriously. We are looking forward to addressing them in court."

"The alleged victim is Brett's wife. And this is a family that's been together for a long time. They love each other. And Ms. Rogers, at this point, appears not to be willing to testify against Brett."

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A jury trial is set for Sept. 13

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In the mean time, Rogers will be making his return to the cage on Sept. 23, 2011 at Titan Fighting Championships 20 in Kansas City, Kansas against former UFC fighter Eddie Sanchez.

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In an interview with FCFighter, Rogers loosely detailed the circumstances leading up to the incident, and took issue with the UFC over the manner of his firing.

“I’m blessed I got this fight and now I just want to let my hands go. I want to prove to the world that Brett Rogers isn’t going nowhere.  He can stand and hang with the best of them. – even if I have to crawl before I walk again.”

During fight week in Dallas, Rogers said that a three year old child of one of his neighbors walked onto Rogers’ family property and was bitten by Rogers’ dog that was on a leash outside the home.  Rogers only found out about the incident upon his return home and, after an emotionally draining battle with local authorities, he gave in to the demands of the community and put the dog down.

“The city didn’t want to listen to me,” said Rogers, an avid dog lover and member of Knockout Dog Fighting, the non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate organized dog fighting competitions.  “I felt bad for the little child but, at the same time, I thought my dog should still be living.”

Then came the incident at home for which Rogers was charged with assault in the third degree, domestic assault by strangulation and endangerment of a child.

“Don’t believe everything you read.  For me to do something (violent),” Rogers said, “you have to do something to me first.”

“I’m fighting for my family – to put food in the family.  Every second I’m fighting, I’m thinking about my family and how I can better their lives.

“Everything got blown out of proportion. It’s over and done with.  My attorney is taking care of business and making sure things are straight and that I’m home where I need to be so I can provide.”

"(Zuffa) could have given me a little more respect. I got out of jail and tried calling them, but no one picked up the phone or returned my calls.  I felt like people were just avoiding me, so I gave up.  Dana White needs to man up and pick up a phone.”

“UFC isn’t the only thing out there.  I’ve always wondered what it would be like to fight out East in Asia. I’m hoping something like that can happen down the line.  I’m going to keep my options open.”

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checkuroil site profile image  

9/5/11 9:58 AM by checkuroil

Most states do not need or use the wifes testimony for conviction because they understnd the cycle of violence and how it affects testimony. He is out of his mind thinking he will not get convicted. The judge will make an example out of him and will talk about how easily he could have killed her. He may not get time, but he will get an extended probation

CajunPest site profile image  

9/5/11 8:42 AM by CajunPest

Lol. I missed the obvious

tres_equis_666 site profile image  

9/5/11 8:36 AM by tres_equis_666

Yup, she also has his left hook, right straight. Danga da danga da dang

warheart209 site profile image  

9/5/11 7:50 AM by warheart209

How many of which did the female get "Strangled" and knocked a tooth out ala he hit her closed fist like a dude. Also the only reason he aint in jail is because he either A. Threatened to finish her or B. said bitch i got this titans paycheck coming thru so its either paper or welfare check u decide.

laoctorr site profile image  

9/5/11 12:04 AM by laoctorr

I know at least 10 guys who had these charges brought against them, happens all the time.....right, yea right. The one trick poney is now relegated to Titan...if he is lucky maybe Bellator picks him up. Maybe a fight with Sapp.

radiobaby site profile image  

9/4/11 3:14 PM by radiobaby

Clearly shes got weave figured out already.

LBH_RN site profile image  

9/4/11 2:36 AM by LBH_RN

Dana better man up and talk to him or else The Grim will be coming for his woman w/ his loose hands.

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

9/4/11 12:48 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

He will never see the UFC. They don't need that type of shit going into this new deal. How are they going to introduce him? "After his loss to Barnett in the HW GP, Rogers has been inactive due to spousal abuse, but he's back now better than ever". Not happening.

Enemies site profile image  

9/3/11 7:40 PM by Enemies

That's not a guy. That's his wife. And that wasn't training. That's called domestic abuse. Come on man!

NYmmanow265 site profile image  

9/3/11 7:15 PM by NYmmanow265

he should be in pro elite .....he will beat sanchez bye ko.....theres some decent mid tier guys in the heavyweight division available.... rogers, sylvia, rizzo, gonzaga, mccorkle, duffee, yvel, gracie, buanetello, monson and both emeliananko brothers onefc, pro elite could have a decent heavyweight division also mix in some prospects and build them up