Yesterday we brought you the news that Brett Rogers has been jailed for 60 days after pleading guilty to a domestic assault charge against his wife, but it’s still possible he may be fighting in a high profile event in Japan before the end of the year.
Rogers legal representative yesterday pleaded with the court to allow Rogers to serve his sentence after an upcoming fight on December 31st, but the motion was denied.
Though it wasn’t mentioned at the time reports out today reveal that Rogers was in fact due to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia at DREAM’s end of year ‘How Are You! Happy New Year! 2011’ event in Japan.
Rogers still plans to fight at the event, and technically it would be possible to do so as he had already served part of his jail sentence prior to the verdict was delivered leaving him with just two weeks left until he’s back out on the streets.
Given the limited time window left and with DREAM fight card’s often being the subject of change right up until the last moment its should be kept in mind that there’s a good chance that this won’t happen.
If Rogers isn’t able to make it then perhaps Sylvia could fight Fedor Emelianenko who’s also been linked with the show in recent weeks. Personally that’s a fight I’d much rather see, and if Sylvia is serious about making a return to the UFC that’s perhaps the caliber of opponent he’s going to need to beat to make it happen.