March 29th, 2012 by faye
Dutch mixed martial artist and UFC star Alistair Overeem has been sentenced to community service and anger management counseling after allegedly shoving a woman in the face in a Las Vegas nightclub.
Alistair Overeem was sentenced to attend 50 hours of community service stemming from the alleged assault he was involved in. He is also ordered attend anger management counseling and stay out of trouble for 90 days. If the UFC star fails to comply, it could result in a 90-day jail sentence for him.
As previous reports have stated, the 31-year-old former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion was involved in an alleged “pushing/shoving” of a woman in the face at Wyn Hotel in Las Vegas back in January 2 – just a few nights after beating Brock Lesnar into retirement. Alistair Overeem was charged with misdemeanor battery after the incident.
Attorney David Shesnoff appeared on behalf of Alistair Overeem on Tuesday. The UFC fighter, who trains out of Florida, is scheduled to appear at a news conference in Las Vegas later Tuesday but was not present in court.
Alistair Overeem (36-11) is scheduled to fight UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (14-1) on May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He earned a shot at the title by defeating Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 via TKO.
February 2nd, 2012 by faye
It looks like the number one contender of UFC took his fighting skills a bit too far. Earlier this month, Alistair Overeem, the UFC superstar who beat former heavy weight champion Brock Lesnar, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery after allegedly attacking a lady in a Las Vegas hotel.
Based on the reports of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Alistair Overeem has been accused of “pushing/shoving” a woman in the face, causing her to stagger back. The alleged battery incident was said to have taken place at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas around 3:00 in the morning of January 2, just a few nights after Alistair Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar at the MGM Grand. The alleged victim stands 5’4″ and weighs 128 pounds, while Alistair Overeem is listed at 6’5″ and weighs 260 lbs.
Alistair Overeem was not taken into custody by the authorities, however, he was issued a citation regarding the battery incident. The UFC star is scheduled to appear in front of a judge on February 21.
David Chesnoff, Alistair’s hired lawyer released a statement about the battery incident saying, “There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.”
If Alistair Overeem is convicted, he will be spending time of up to six months in jail and pay a $1,000 fine for the alleged battery incident.
Alistair Overeem is scheduled to battle current heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos later this year, and if the charge against the former is proven to be true, it might end up affecting the face-off.