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Brett Rogers looking to become “The God of MMA”

Posted in Brett Rogers, Fedor Emelianenko, Fedor Emelianenko to take on Brett Rogers in the fall on September 3, 2009 by thatmmaguy
Brett Rogers
Brett Rogers

Brett “The Grim” Rogers stands in at 6 foot 5, and 265 pounds. It is easy to say that he towers over #1 ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko but so has Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia and Hong Man Choi and we all saw them loose to Fedor in the first round. So how would Brett Rogers be any different?

Well one way that you could look at it is the Arlovski/ Fedor fight and the Arlovski/ Rogers fight. For most of the Arlovski/ Fedor fight, it’s safe to say that Arlovski was winning in the standup game until like Fedors coach said “Fedor was up to his old tricks. What exactly did his coach mean by that you might ask? During that fight Fedor was loosing the standup until he basically pretended he was hurt off the ropes, making Arlovski want to finish the seemingly hurt Fedor so Arlovski threw a flying knee and got caught with a mean right hook that KO’ed him.
Now let’s take a quick look at the quick 22 second bout Rogers and Arlovski had. During those 22 seconds, it was clear that Rogers was the better striker and that it was possible that Arlovski underestimated Rogers. This bout although was all Rogers when the Arlovski/ Fedor fight was all Arlovski until he was outsmarted by the Russian heavyweight.
So that leaves us to the Fedor/ Rogers bout set for sometime in november. I think it’s obvious what each fighter wants to do here. Rogers wants to keep this thing on his feet and if he can do that, then he will beat Fedor. But if Fedor takes Rogers to the ground then I think Rogers is in for a very short night. Because of experience in the game, I do believe that Fedor will get him to the ground and will submit him in his true Sambo style.
Just in case you missed both fighters bout with Arlovski, I will include them in this post. Enjoy.
Fedor Emelianenko vs Andrei Arlovski
Brett Rogers vs Andrei Arlovski

Fedor Emelianenko will be fighting Brett Rogers this fall

Posted in Fedor Emelianenko to take on Brett Rogers in the fall, Strikeforce on August 26, 2009 by thatmmaguy
Brett Rogers calls Kimbo Slices performance Garbage
Brett Rogers calls Kimbo Slices performance “Garbage”

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker announced this morning that the number one ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko would be fighting Brett “The Grim” Rogers in the fall. The date although has yet to have been announced and we can most likely agree that it is because they want to time the fight so that they are not up against the Brock Lesnar/ Shane Carwin fight but we will see about that with the more we hear about it. Until then……..

Let’s take a little look at Emelianenko’s next opponent Brett “The Grim” Rogers. This man although having been undefeated in all of his 8 fights, was not well recognized in Elite XC due to Kimbo Slice. This all changed after Kimbo Slice won a controversial ref stoppage over UK fighter James Thompson. MMA fans started to recognize Brett Rogers after Rogers (fighting on the same card that night as Slice) was asked by a reporter what he thought about the fight with Rogers replying that he though Kimbo Slices “game” was “garbage”. Kimbo angered by this, stood up from his chair and said “that sounds like a challenge, big dog” (as seen in the picture above). This altercation ended quickly with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker getting in between and Rogers saying “it is what it is, and that was garbage”. MMA fans loved this since a lot felt Slice was over his head in this fighting game and Brett Rogers became known.
Brett Rogers became even more known after his 22 second bout with former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski ended with an impressive foreward KO. As a matter of fact, he KO’ed Arlovski faster than Fedor did. Brett Rogers if you look at my top ten , he is there but the question is…….. Can he beat Fedor Emelianenko?