The rollercoaster-like ride of Brett Rogersâ€™ 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 Rogersâ€™ 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 heâ€™s beaten, â€œDa Grimâ€ holds past victories over James Thompson and Andrei Arlovski.
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