Brett Rogers: When I Beat Fedor, I'll Become the God of MMA

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emfleek
8/27/09 1:19:01PM
What Brett Rogers lacks in MMA experience, he certainly makes up for in confidence. The 10-0 heavyweight, who recently agreed to fight Fedor Emelianenko later this fall, has never been shy about telling the world how good he is. When he meets one of the best fighters in the world on Showtime, he will have the opportunity to show them.

FanHouse spoke to Rogers on Thursday about this opportunity of a lifetime and how he plans on defeating Emelianenko. The full interview is below.

Ariel Helwani: When we spoke two weeks ago in San Jose, you said you wanted to get paid what you thought you deserved if you fought Fedor Emelianenko. So now that the fight has been booked, are you happy with your purse?

Brett Rogers: I could be a little happier; I always can be a little happier, right? I mean, but it's good. I can't complain.


INTERVIEW
loller90278
8/27/09 1:33:30PM
If you beat Fedor, that will probably go down as one of the biggest ...


I'm God then. I'm the God of MMA. I'll become the God of MMA, right? Isn't that how it goes? I'm the soul snatcher; I'm the grim. I'll take all his wins and put them under my belt, and then everybody can just hush up.



oh man Rogers is quickly becoming one of my fav fighter personalities
jae_1833
8/27/09 1:43:43PM
Love the guy's confidence....hate his chances. If he losses I'd be pissed if they cut him, I would hope that they gave him a more even fight if he lost to Fedor (which he probably will).
XblacksheepX
8/27/09 1:50:34PM
problem is, he has nothing more than a punchers chance.
sparky
8/27/09 2:27:45PM
AHHAHAHAH
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
8/27/09 3:05:06PM
that punchers chance was working out pretty good for arlovski until he went in for a flying whatever ...
Rodgers stays on his feet and boxes he may win this
Aether
8/27/09 3:09:34PM

Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

that punchers chance was working out pretty good for arlovski until he went in for a flying whatever ...
Rodgers stays on his feet and boxes he may win this



I guess it didn't work very well at all actually since he was unconscious 3 minutes into the fight.

I am so blown away at how people cling to this notion that arlovski getting KOed halfway through the first round somehow equals Fedor being dominated.
george112
8/27/09 3:20:43PM

Posted by Aether


Posted by Jesse_Canadian_MMA

that punchers chance was working out pretty good for arlovski until he went in for a flying whatever ...
Rodgers stays on his feet and boxes he may win this



I guess it didn't work very well at all actually since he was unconscious 3 minutes into the fight.

I am so blown away at how people cling to this notion that arlovski getting KOed halfway through the first round somehow equals Fedor being dominated.



but i can see where people thought that AA was winning the standup.for however short it was.fedor was getting tagged.but dominated? no...look who got ktfo
The_Metal_Maniac
8/27/09 4:47:34PM
I honestly hope Rogers beats Fedor. Then I hope Dana signs Rogers to the UFC. Anything that makes Fedors management team feels foolish.
xdanish020
8/27/09 5:26:16PM
Rogers by TKO lol
Gogoplatapus
8/27/09 5:26:31PM
Fedor isn't losing this fight and none of the crazy scenarios you are suggesting will happen.

The better question is who's next, after Rogers.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
8/27/09 6:16:20PM
I mean I figure Fedor to win and Arlovski wasn't dominating but was def... winning the stand up for sure regardless of how short the fight was. I picked fedor to beat arlovski too
just saying Rodgers isn't likely to go for any flying anything so one on one boxing is what is left if fedor can't or doesnt try to get it to the ground and thats Rodgers best chance.
king_katool
8/27/09 6:43:31PM
fedor by ripping rogers arm off and beating him into submission with it RD1 1:00


but seriously fedor by rd1 armbar or kimura
Irish_Pride
8/27/09 6:50:27PM
Well, atleast he is confident lol. He still has a chance, he hits hard. There is a chance of him catching Fedor with a perfect punch and knocking him out, I don't see it happening but you can't count him out. IMO, eventually this fight is going on the ground and when it does it's just a matter of time before Fedor submits Rogers.
crushedbacon
8/27/09 7:31:55PM
When Fedor pulls his arm damn near clean off his body, he'll be going back to changing tires....remember its just Brett Rogers, granted solid HW but he's in like 9 leagues over his head in this one.
prozacnation1978
8/27/09 7:33:28PM
god of mma??
is there such a thing??
crushedbacon
8/27/09 7:41:00PM

Posted by prozacnation1978

god of mma??
is there such a thing??



Yes. His next fight is against Brett Rogers.
EliasG
8/27/09 8:01:25PM
I really like Rogers and ANYTHING can happen in MMA. If you don't think so....you haven't been watching the past year or so.

But, I think Fedor will win this. I really gave Silvia and Arlovski better chances than it turned out to be...but I give Rogers a chance too. He's a good STRONG BIG fast fighter with power. He can take a shot too so I think this fight could go the distance. But Fedor is MORE explosive than Rogers and more explosive than any heavyweight I've ever seen. Those who are just seeing him in the last 2 fights seem to be missing that too....dude looks like he's going to sleep one second and KO'ing you or armbarring you the next second.

telnights
8/27/09 9:19:45PM
If he beats Fedor he will get major props and be consider a legit HW contender but I don't think he would be or should be #1. But I would love to see him beat Fedor because I think we would see Fedor start focusing on getting back to the top and he really cant do that outside the UFC. Also I think it would spell the death of M-1 and that makes me happy. I would hope StrikeForce stays around but would be more than happy to see M-1 go under because they have done nothing but cause headache's for fans of MMA.
supatolacyl
8/28/09 7:53:03PM
You can't count out a guy that hits as hard as Rogers does. I'm not saying he going to win, but to say he stand no chance is just dumb I give Rogers prolly 20 percent chance of winning and that's about as far as his punching power will take him. I'm a big fan a Fedor, I like his attitude towards fighting as much as him actualy fighting, he has no cross words to say about anyone, but if he gets hit square on his jaw by a 260+ pound man with proven power, he will do the same thing as everyone else and that will be kissing canvas. Again I'm not saying he is going to give up his jaw, but it can happen and to overlok that isn't smart especially when every fight starts on the feet. Personaly I think the man outside of the UFC to beat Fedor is Gegard Mousasi, I see him as a younger version of Fedor, from his skill down to how relaxed he is before and during the fight. If that fight were to happen, it would be fight of the year for damn sure.
Daze
8/29/09 1:47:13PM
If Rodgers wins it will probably damage MMA big time, cause FEDOR is the tyson of MMA. Who else is on his level in MMA?

you guys are underestimating The Grim, He has sledge hammers in his fists and one thing is he won't fear fedor he will actually trade with Fedor even if he gets knocked out doing it.

If I had some cash I would bet it on Rogers I mean he is gonna be a super huge underdog. I would put 100 bucks on him just in case he pulls the upset, I lost more then that at casinos.

He has to stay away from the ground.
crushedbacon
9/3/09 8:11:31PM
LOL I'm still under the impression Fedor doesn't get KO'd.....see Fujita. He just goes into the crazy fish dance and regains composure, so Rogers can bring the power....he's not gonna get to use it anyway. I see Fedor coming right at Rogers using his speed...... body lock.....throwing Rogers to his back, landing in side control and then from there yikes.......
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