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Following Brett Rogers' impressive 22-second knockout of Andrei Arlovski on the June 6 Strikeforce event, many suspected that he would be next in line to fight for the organization's heavyweight title. However, Rogers' trainer/manager, Mike Reilly, told FanHouse Monday that he isn't surprised that Rogers isn't getting the first crack at champion Alistair Overeem.

"I don't think Overeem was ever planning on fighting Brett," Reilly said. "I think Overeem is afraid of Brett. He's afraid of a big striker who is going to knock him out. ... I don't think anyone is going to admit that, but I'm not going to shy away from it. He's had two opportunities to fight Brett but he hasn't taken either of him."


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Post #1   7/6/09 3:18:57PM   

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Reilly added that he was always planning on having Rogers fight again in October, and that he would like to have him compete two more times this year. He mentioned that he was initially surprised to see Werdum get a title shot in his first fight for Strikeforce, but upon further reflection, he thought it made sense because "if I was Overeem, I would avoid Brett too. it's a horrible f***ing fight for Overeem."


Overeem has no shot. The guy can't strike with a guy like Brett Rogers; Rogers will outwrestle him, work him over in the clinch, and has a great shot of submitting this can. Rogers has been developing his Muay Thai, and everybody knows Overeem's striking just isn't ready for that. The shredded Rogers will just throw around the slobbish, small Alistair Overeem.

Rogers's management needs to be a little bit more creative. I don't think anybody that knows what Overeem is can logically buy into this trash talk. This is the same Golden Glory fighter that brought it to a three-time K-1 grand prix champion and knocked out a finalist without much trouble.

Post #2   7/6/09 3:27:28PM   

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hahaha those are some big words on behalf of a second rate HW, IMO he got lucky and came straight at AA and caught him, that dosnt make the guy a world beater, nice win but lets be real the guy isnt fedor or couture so dont talk like he is.

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Although i do believe that Rogers does deserve a title shot over Werdum.....I think this is a lot of big talk from a guy that only has one big win over AA......

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Rogers' Manager IMO should shut up and leave the trash talking up to Rogers' if he wants to do any.

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k lol let rogers' camp think that

Post #6   7/6/09 5:31:41PM   

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fights remy and hari in k1 , cro cop , hunt , shogun X 2 , Vitor X2 , Lil Nog X2 , Kharitonov X2 , arona , buentello , igor , zentsov etc

Now he's ducking rogers of all people? Get Real !!

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Overeem afraid of Rogers? Ha ha ha!!! That's funny. This manager needs to keep his opinions to himself and let his fighter say something if he wants too. This fight will eventually happen so there's no need to stir the pot right now. Relax and wait your turn.

On another hand though. I do think Rogers is biting off more than he can chew calling out Overeem though. He's not ready for that step yet.

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Posted by lohmann


Reilly added that he was always planning on having Rogers fight again in October, and that he would like to have him compete two more times this year. He mentioned that he was initially surprised to see Werdum get a title shot in his first fight for Strikeforce, but upon further reflection, he thought it made sense because "if I was Overeem, I would avoid Brett too. it's a horrible f***ing fight for Overeem."


Overeem has no shot. The guy can't strike with a guy like Brett Rogers; Rogers will outwrestle him, work him over in the clinch, and has a great shot of submitting this can. Rogers has been developing his Muay Thai, and everybody knows Overeem's striking just isn't ready for that. The shredded Rogers will just throw around the slobbish, small Alistair Overeem.

Rogers's management needs to be a little bit more creative. I don't think anybody that knows what Overeem is can logically buy into this trash talk. This is the same Golden Glory fighter that brought it to a three-time K-1 grand prix champion and knocked out a finalist without much trouble.



When this fight happends i'll be hoping for an Av. bet with you, since you seem to think so highly of Mr. Rogers

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Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

When this fight happends i'll be hoping for an Av. bet with you, since you seem to think so highly of Mr. Rogers





Alistair has no chance.

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i think overeem would knock him out with a flying hammerfist

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Posted by lohmann


Posted by D0wnUnd6e6r

When this fight happends i'll be hoping for an Av. bet with you, since you seem to think so highly of Mr. Rogers





Alistair has no chance.



so this is a pending deal then

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Its just a attempt to get under Overeem's skin. I think at this point Overeem is a more complete fighter and there is a good chance he could KO Rogers.

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I love it when sarcasm goes completely unnoticed

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Posted by Jackelope

I love it when sarcasm goes completely unnoticed



haha we both proped each other for it, it was noticed

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