Alistair Overeem Avoids Being Jailed For Battery Case
He has now gone to court and answered for the charges.
The Las Vegas Review Journal Got The Scoop:
Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Alistair Overeem was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and to undergo anger-management counseling as the result of a battery charge stemming from an incident at a Las Vegas nightclub on New Year’s weekend.
Overeem, 31, who will fight Junior dos Santos for the organization’s heavyweight title at UFC 146 at the MGM Garden on May 26, also received a suspended 90-day jail sentence. If the conditions of his community service and counseling are met, the matter will be dismissed. Overeem is to appear in court on Sept. 26.
Overeem, who will take part in a news conference at the MGM later today to promote the UFC 146 card, was not in court. He was represented by Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff. Overeem waived his right to a trial.
Overeem was accused of shoving a woman in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 at Wynn Resort, causing her to “stagger back,” according to a citation issued by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.