Coming off of an commanding and legend killing victory against Brock Lesnar, perhaps it was written in the stars that Alistair Overeem face a stiff challenge before his title bout with Junior dos Santos.
Unfortunately for Overeem, no one wins when facing blue and red flashing lights.
According to the Associated Press, Overeem has been charged with misdemeanor battery. He is accused of shoving a woman in the face while at a Las Vegas Strip Casino.
The incident happened on January 2, just a few days after his fight with Lesnar.
Overeem could face up to six months in prison if convicted.
Overeem is due in court on February 21.
“Alistair was not arrested, but was summoned to court,” Las Vegas-based defense attorney David Chesnoff said in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this.
“Alistair maintains his innocence.”
Besides the misdemeanor battery, Overeem is also facing another embarrassing legal situation.
Some time before facing Lesnar, Overeem was served with a civil suit by Knock Out Investments, which is also known as Golden Glory.
Allegedly Overeem did not pay a 30 percent commission to Knock Out Investments following his June 18 victory.