Brett Rogers took some time to reattach his head after his recent bout with Fedor to talk to M-1 Global about his two round experience with The Last Emperor. The last time Fedor went to the second round with anyone was back in 2006 when he managed to polish off Mark Coleman with an armbar at the 1:16 mark at Pride 32. Despite catching his first mat nap in Chicago, Brett Rogers says Fedor has flaws, is not a machine and if he was facing a different direction on the mat…the fight would have not been stopped.
Does have weaknesses? We all do – isn’t that what makes champions great – they win even with weaknesses? They win even though they can be beat? He is not a machine.
I was never worried about getting submitted. It was funny – people outside of myself and my trainers were so worried about that; but my Jujitsu is very solid. I felt I was close to getting him on the ground; but hey the guy is really good; he got out of danger.
M-1 Global asked what was is biggest mistake in the fight, dude said he was laying on the mat wrong.
Well honestly was covering the wrong way when I got knocked down; If I had turned the other direction John would have seen me better and not stopped the fight.
Some of you may remember the beef Rogers had with Ubereem last summer (back when people called him ‘Overeem’), well it was resuscitated this week when Rogers called the demigod out.
I want to fight soon, and I want to fight Alistar. I’m 100% healthy and took zero damage in the fight; so I’m ready to go right now. As I said Strikeforce is my home; I love Strikeforce and in my opinion Alistar holding the title belt is an insult to every fighter in this organization, every fan and to Scott Coker. Champions defend their titles. And either Scott strips him and real fighters battle for it; or I will take it off him the hard way.