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UFC Stud Alistair Overeem

Charged with Battering a Woman

1/31/2012 10:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Alistair Overeem
UFC superstar Alistair Overeem -- the guy who beat Brock Lesnar into retirement -- has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly attacking a woman in a Vegas hotel earlier this month.

According to the Clark County District Attorney's Office ... Overeem is accused of "pushing/shoving" a woman in the face at the Wynn Hotel in Vegas at around 3:00 AM on January 2 ... just a few nights after he defeated Lesnar at the MGM Grand (clip below).

Law enforcement sources tell us the alleged victim is 5'4" and 128 pounds. Overeem is listed at 6'5", 260 lbs.

Overeem was not arrested -- but was issued a citation and has been ordered to appear in front of a judge in February.

Alistair's lawyer, David Chesnoff, released a statement saying, "There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence."

If convicted, the fighter faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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1.

MzReeses    

He's cute.

913 days ago
2.

Greg    

What's sad is that when Alistair was training/fighting in the netherlands, he never came face to face with justice, but once he steps foot in the U.S. Some cheap ass skanky hoe looking for a quick pay accuses him of hitting her.

Now tell me if i'm wrong, but america is the country where you can break your nail at a house party and sue the city for not constructing the house securely enough and THATS what caused your broken nail right?

Americans are too lazy, yet they laugh at the laziness of others. Shame on you. Alistair is innocent. That bitch is looking for a payday

913 days ago
3.

Truth    

America has gone GHETTO. We should change the National Anthem to "Ima Ghetto Warrior!"
America is over. Chine will own us in 10 years.

913 days ago
4.

EMB    

Self defense, she was trying to get him in a scrotum lock.

913 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

This story is BS. Crazygurl looking for a payday.

913 days ago
6.

Jen    

Yeah, the most likely scenario is that some drunk skank was starting trouble at 2am, maybe hitting him or throwing things at him & he pushed her away from him. If he punched her in the face, I would definitely say he's a piece of sh**. But if a woman is attacking a man, he has to at least be able to restrain her or push her away. I'm sure there is way more to this story.

913 days ago
7.

Sam    

chessnoff and Schonfeld lawyers in las Vegas beware. They are expensive and won't give you the Time of day once they get your money!

913 days ago
8.

Muppet    

Sure! I don't believe this at all. Sounds like this woman is out for a payday!! Women, if you want money get off your a$$ and work! This is getting ridiculous and making us all look bad!!! Enough with the gold digging!

913 days ago
9.

mike    

mmm don't think so.

913 days ago
10.

jerjer    

i saw this fool on The Film Informant in some movie about boxing... terrible

913 days ago
11.

Bud    

yeah, real tough guy.

913 days ago
12.

Mudman    

The Reem is a classy well mannered gentleman. Hard to believe he would do something like this.

913 days ago
13.

Thurston Howell III    

What a PIG!

913 days ago
14.

right straight    

Targeted for a paycheck? Or total lapse in judgement? The Wynn's camera's will have a hd 360... degree view of the whole altercation.

913 days ago
15.

USAF Chick    

like this is a surpise...

913 days ago
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