DALLAS TX - FEBRUARY 04: Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem attends The Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl Party presented by Sports Illustrated and Bacardi at Music Hall At Fair Park on February 4 2011 in Dallas Texas. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Bacardi)
The Alistair Overeem battery case came to it's conclusion today. A court ruling of impulse management classes and 50 hours of community service was handed down to the former Strikeforce champion and current UFC #1 heavyweight contender, stemming from a January misdemeanor battery charge, where he allegedly shoved a woman in the face in Las Vegas. The incident occurred at the Wynn hotel on January 2, shortly after Overeem made quick work of Brock Lesnar. Lesnar retired from the UFC following the loss.
A 90 day sentence was also ordered, but was suspended in lieu of the anger management classes and community service time. If he completes both satisfactorily, the battery charge will be dropped.
Alistair is set to square off against heavyweight champion, Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos at UFC 146, on May 26. A press conference earlier today was held for the event, but no questions regarding the shoving incident were put forth to Overeem.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN elaborated on precautions being taken by the heavyweight superstar when he tweeted "His manager tells me he will now have basically 24-hr security with him."
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