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At long last, Alistair Overeem is finally defending his Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship. SF officials confirmed over the weekend that Overeem vs. Brett Rogers on 5/15 will be for the title. At first there was uncertainty over the title's status even though it was expected to be for the belt, but now Overeem will make his first defense of the belt he won in late 2007.

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Post #1   3/29/10 11:05:15AM   

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So because Fedor wont fight Overeem until he passes a drug test they put rogers, the man who lost to fedor up for a title shot? Backwards Strikeforce. Its almost like they're seeing if Overeem is ready to fight Fedor haha.

Post #2   3/29/10 1:48:31PM   

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I guess I am confused on why Rogers is fighting for the title and not Fedor?

Wouldn't make more sense to have Rogers vs Werdum and Overeem vs Fedor?

Oh wait, it's strikeforce, nevermind.

Post #3   3/29/10 1:48:50PM   

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Strikeforce needed this, it's a good move. The title is already a joke as it is, because they hype Fedor as the best in the world, while their own champ hasn't fought for them in two years. Hopefully this move will salvage some of the legitimacy of the belt, but I doubt it.

Post #4   3/29/10 1:50:27PM   

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Posted by Caesarrrr

Strikeforce needed this, it's a good move. The title is already a joke as it is, because they hype Fedor as the best in the world, while their own champ hasn't fought for them in two years. Hopefully this move will salvage some of the legitimacy of the belt, but I doubt it.

I dont really see how it can. I mean what if Rogers wins? Thats a crock. Rogers as the champ against Fedor? Who would believe in that? In my opinion its not a good fight for StrikeForce. It really makes no sence to have it.

Post #5   3/29/10 2:46:45PM   

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Has to be this way, Fedor was schedded to face Werdum before Overeem said he would fight, and on top of that Fedor said he'll face Overeem after a passed drug test, which shouldn't be hard to accomplish but I guess it apperently was since they're not fighting lol.

Post #6   3/29/10 2:50:20PM   

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Im glad/ the belt has been hostage for a long time. Lets see if Overeem can take Bret Rogers. I predict a long war, where Roger's wins by ko or ud.

Post #7   3/29/10 3:25:47PM   

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Nice to see a guy who loses a fight get rewarded with
A title shot. Why not just give it to lashley while your at it

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Should be one hell of a fight either way.

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For those complaining andd wondering why Rogers, it's simple: With a Fedor fight a ways off it at all (he's got Fabricio Werdum next), right now it's Rogers or no title fight at all and this ongoing waiting game continues.

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Posted by seanfu

Should be one hell of a fight either way.



Agreed!!

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WAR ROGERS!

Post #12   3/29/10 5:15:14PM   

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I feel like this is the only way to give some validity to the title. Think about it, what if it isn't a title bout, and rogers wins? then you've got a champion who lost his last bought to a guy coming off a loss. It discredits Overeem.

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it will be nice to see the belt on someone who isnt afraid to fight.

Post #14   3/29/10 7:59:33PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Nice to see a guy who loses a fight get rewarded with
A title shot. Why not just give it to lashley while your at it




lol@ that actually making more sense!

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