The rollercoaster-like ride of Brett Rogers’ career took an interesting twist today when the former Strikeforce heavyweight was signed by Bellator FC. Rogers was considered to be a legitimate force to reckon with after scoring ten straight wins to open up his career including the entire lot involving some form of finish. However, he is only 1-4 since and was arrested a year ago for domestic violence involving an attack on his wife.
News of Rogers’ signing was confirmed by Bellator. He will make his debut on June 22 at Bellator 71 against a yet-to-be-named adversary.
“Over the past year I have been challenged in my personal life, but all is now good in the Rogers family,” explained Rogers in a press release announcing the deal. “Everyone makes mistakes in life but it’s how you recover that really counts. I spend every day with my wife and kids and enjoy every minute of it. Fighting is my job and I love it, but I also love my family and that’s why I made things right before returning to the cage. All I can say is get ready for a new and improved Brett Rogers.”
Rogers holds an overall record of 11-4 with a decision loss in his only official fight since his run-in with the law. Among the opponents he’s beaten, “Da Grim” holds past victories over James Thompson and Andrei Arlovski.
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