Just a few days after successfully debuting in the UFC, against opponent Brock Lesner (5-3-0), Alistair Overeem (36-11-0) was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery following an alleged push to a womans face on January 2, “causing her to stagger back”, according to police.
Overeem, the now number one contender in the UFC’s heavyweight division, maintains that he is innocent of any such battery charge. Alistair Overeem has already hired an attorney in a David Chesnoff in order to represent him at any court hearings. According to Chesnoff,
Alistair was not arrested, but was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.
If Alistair is proven guilty he could face fines up to $1,000 and up to six months jail time at the Clark County Detention Center. A guilty verdict could end up causing delays to the championship match up, against Junior Dos Santos (14-1-0), later this year.