The headline sounds crazy right? But, what else is Brett Rogers supposed to think? He’s been perfect, if not vicious, though his first 10 professional fights. Rogers appeared on ESPN2’s “First Take” early Wednesday morning and was asked about how he sees his fight with Fedor Emelianenko playing out.
“I’m gonna win. There’s no other option, it’s just win,” Rogers matter-of-factly responded.”I’m confident in my abilities and I’m confident that I’m gonna get in there any knock him out. A lot of fans are just going to be shocked.”
Of his 10 career victories, nine have come via knockout, with his most recent coming against former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Unfortunately, he had to settle for submitting Ralph Kelly for his only non-knockout W.
“I’m definitely going to have to be a little more patient than any of the other fights in the past because he definitely is a patient fighter,” Rogers said about his mindset going into the biggest bout of his career. “He’s not dumb at all, he’s not going to be rushing anything.”
If Rogers can shock the world at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers,” he will certainly never have to think about working at Sam’s Club again. Rogers told Dana Jacobson that this is the first fight of his career where he got to train full-time, without a time-consuming side job to supplement his income.
Sure there’s going to be pressure to win, but that’s nothing compared to struggling to make ends meet with three children.
“I’m just going to go in there and basically have fun,” Rogers proclaimed.
It won’t be too enjoyable for him if Emelianenko is able to extend his ridiculous winning streak to 27 come Saturday night, however it should be tons of fun for the millions that will be watching at home on CBS.