A 2011 domestic charge for third-degree assault has hurt Brett Rogers from being picked up by a major promotion. The former Strikeforce heavyweight title contender has only fought five times since the incident.
“I shouldn’t have done what I did,” said Rogers to MMA Junkie. “But I’m a man that’s capable of making mistakes, just like anyone. I did it and I’m sorry about it. Now it’s all just about getting better. I just use it as a lesson learned. I’m happy to tell everyone what I learned and how I’m making myself better.”
Since the incident, Rogers went 1-1 for Bellator and last appeared for them in a tournament loss to Alexander Volkov. He’s fought once this year, taking a decision over Evgeny Erokhin. That occurred in Russia on October 5.
For the past year, Rogers has been training with American Top Team as he awaits another chance with a big name promotion. He said the World Series of Fighting showed interest, but he needed to complete some tasks before a deal could be offered.