Brett Rogers is getting ready for the biggest fight of his life, as he faces Russian heavyweight phenom Fedor Emeliankeno in Strikeforce’s CBS debut this Saturday. While not many people are giving Brett Rogers much of a chance in the bout, UFC President Dana White isn’t one of them.
“He’s [Fedor] fighting a dangerous guy,” White recently noted. “I don’t think he’s [Fedor] that good, I think he’s overrated and I think he might get knocked out.
“[Fedor] isn’t getting any younger, he hasn’t really been that active, he’s not the most physically fit guy you’ll ever see, and this guy Brett Rogers could end up clipping him, and then what does that mean?,” he asked.
Rogers admitted to being surprised by White’s statement, but claims to not care about what the brash President thinks.
“Wow, I’m shocked to hear that,” Rogers told FightLine.com regarding White’s quote. “I really don’t care what he thinks, but I guess I’ll take it as a compliment because, I mean, you know I’m always in it to win it. I’m definitely not one of those guys who just gets in the cage just to get a check. I’m always in it to win it. And let everybody know that I’m going to be the best of the best heavyweights.”
Rogers also noted that he’s not in any hurry to seek employment from White.
“As long as I’m being taken care of right, I can’t see myself turning down the next thing with Strikeforce,” he stated. “So far they’ve been taking care of me. And hopefully we continue to do great business in the future.
“But, I mean, obviously if things aren’t going as planned, I should always keep my options open,” he concluded.
Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers will be taking place inside the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The show will mark the American primetime television debut of WAMMA heavyweight champ Fedor Emelianenko, and will be the first of a multi-event deal between Strikeforce and CBS.