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Brett Rogers sentenced to 60 days in jail for assault

Former Strikeforce heavyweight star Brett Rogers was sentenced to 60 days in jail for the assault that left his wife with a golf-ball sized wound on her head and without a tooth. He will also be on probation for three years, and was given credit for 26 days behind bars. He pleaded guilty to third-degree assault.

Rogers was arrested in June for the incident. Witnesses saw him hitting his wife while she was on the ground. They said blood was streaming down her face. He was cut from the Strikeforce roster not long after the arrest.

His last win in a cage came in October of 2010. After winning 10 straight fights to start his career, he dropped four of his final five. The losses were to Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Josh Barnett and most recently, UFC and Bellator veteran Eddie Sanchez on a Titan Fighting Championship card.

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