By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The days following Alistair Overeem's successful UFC debut were not all rosy as news broke this week that the number one heavyweight contender was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery related to an inside that took place in Las Vegas New Year's Eve weekend.
Overeem was not arrested but instead issued a citation and has been ordered to court where he could face up to 6 months in jail and fines. He is accused of shoving a woman which caused her to stumble backwards.
Overeem's lawyer David Chesnoff issued the following statement:
“I have advised Alistair not to comment on this matter, and that we will do our talking in the court. It should be noted that Alistair was not arrested; he was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story, and we intend on vigorously defending this as Alistair maintains his innocence.”
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