The last time I saw Brett Rogers fight live, he was on the receiving end of Fedor’s overhand right. Just a few days before that, he insisted he felt strong enough to fight three Fedors, but as we found out, perhaps fighting one Fedor at a time was enough of a challenge for the former Sam’s Club tire center employee. Even in Fedor’s current de-mystified state, where we’ve learned that he’s human and capable of losing fights, most people would agree that his overhand right is just as potent, and fighting multiple Fedors in any context is just a bad idea. Several months later, Brett Rogers lost to Alistair Overeem, then Josh Barnett, before running into some legal issues with an alleged domestic violence incident. Despite all that, he issued this statement, and looks forward to continuing his MMA career in Bellator.
“Over the past year I have been challenged in my personal life, but all is now good in the Rogers family, Everyone makes mistakes in life, but it’s how you recover that really counts. I spend every day with my wife and kids and enjoy every minute of it. Fighting is my job, and I love it, but I also love my family, and that’s why I made things right before returning to the cage. All I can say is get ready for a new and improved Brett Rogers.”
There’s no word of what this ‘new & improved’ Brett Rogers entails, but we’re certain that his frohawk will make its return to the cage on June 22 at Bellator 71 and he’s fighting a guy named “TBA”. I’ve looked up TBA, and found absolutely no information on him, but Bellator has assured us that he has been training very hard to prepare for the former Strikeforce heavyweight and that we should all tune in + expect fireworks. If for some reason we don’t see fireworks at Bellator 71, July 4 is just around the corner, so you’ll get to see fireworks one way or the other. [source]