Undefeated heavyweight Brett Rogers (10-0) is training hard in preparation for his high profile fight against Fedor Emelianenko later this fall. The fighter recently spoke to Hardcore Sports Radio, where he shared his game plan for the fight.
“Basically, a fighter for his size, his weight, just the way his aggression, when he takes top he’s good at controlling the top position. So, I’ve been trying to work with guys that can kinda mock him,” he stated. “But if he’s expecting to take top, and hold top, it’s not gonna happen. I’m definitely gonna re-position myself whenever I get in danger and hopefully get back to the feet and finish it off.”
The former Elite XC fighter has racked up wins against the likes of Jon Murphy, Ralph Kelly, and most recently, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. He hopes to continue his momentum with a victory over “The Last Emporer”.
“Life is kinda moving along pretty fast now, especially after this (Andre) Arlovski fight,” he noted. “I feel this is well deserved, I mean, everything that happened, happened for a reason, and I was the one to complete it. I give myself many more years of this, I mean, I’m not going anywhere time soon, so I’m just gonna stay strong and come to win every time.”
Rogers also said that he feels that he present a unique challenge for Emelianenko.
“I feel that I’m a different fighter for Fedor; he hasn’t felt the power that he’s about to get,” he said. “It’s definitely gonna be a fun fight, man. He’s talented, but the same things he’s skilled in, I’m skilled in. It’s just we just gonna see who’s more hungry.”
While Strikeforce has yet to announce a date or venue for the fight, it is expected to take place this November.