Dana White said that Brett Rogers coming to the UFC would be like a deer in headlights. First off, a deer in headlights would be the smallest deer in the world. That’s the type of deer you can fit in your pocket and impress chicks by placing it on the table while it knocked over their glass of rum and coke in Bambi-like fashion. Neither of those scenarios have happened. It’s not 2009 anymore. The MMA landscape is different, and Brett Roger is looking for an organization to fight in.
At the most recent WSOF 4, it was prematurely announced that The Grim signed with the promotion which was later reversed when NBC execs discovered Brett Rogers’ past (or at least were alerted of it by a handful of MMA journalists). Rogers has a troubled past that involves a domestic dispute, but so does Rumble Johnson and WSOF has made him one of their flagship fighters. Apparently NBC executives don’t care that Johnson was arrested from a June 27th 2009 altercation with his ex-girlfriend in which he reportedly body slammed his ex-girlfriend, put her in a headlock, and then dragged her. This was after death threats he texted her, saying that he would ‘kill her and then himself.’
Yet NBC executives and WSOF would rather deny Brett Rogers. Reactionarism at its best.
Aaron Tru caught up with Brett Rogers to see what the guy has been doing for the past year, and apparently he’s fighting in Russia soon.