My old roommate, a guy that I have thrown in a bed of cacti on a number of occasions, didn’t understand why Rogers received a title shot even though he came off a loss to Fedor. I tried explaining the entire Dutch bathroom incident of 2009, but he just didn’t want to listen. It’s the only way I can justify someone getting a title shot after being finished by a different opponent. If a Dutch toilet isn’t involved, then someone getting a title bout after coming off a loss is nonsense.
The last time Brett Rogers grabbed a win was in W-1 against Ruben ‘Warpath’ Villareal. You’ve heard of his name before. He’s the last guy Bas Rutten defeated to end his career on a twenty-two-win streak. Ruben Villareal looks like a guy who would draw strange illustrations of people on his bookcover in high school. He’s one of the very few people in MMA that insists on wearing something to cover up his torso when he fights. He also shaves the sides of his head which has to mean something in the Freudian-based society we live in. In the bout, Rogers managed to grab a unanimous decision over Warpath (even losing one round to the judges), but since then things really haven’t gone The Grim’s way. You’ve already heard about his domestic problems, so we’re not going to bum you out on this fine Wednesday evening. Instead, we just want to inform you that Bret Rogers vs. Tim Sylvia is slated to go down in DREAM’s New Year’s Eve show.
Although the fight hasn’t been formerly announced by executives at DREAM, Heavy MMA’s Matt Erickson has confirmed that Brett Rogers seeks to break his two-loss streak against Tim Sylvia, a guy currently riding on a two-win streak since he was TKOd by Abe Wagner in Titan FC 16 last January. Initially, it was rumored that Todd Duffee would be taking on Brett Rogers in a DREAM HW interim-title fight with the winner ultimately taking on Alistair Overeem, something that is now impossible with Overeem’s newly signed UFC contract. Also, don’t act like you won’t be staying up until 2:00am just to watch this fight — because I know you will. Props to Esther Lin for the banner picture. [Source]