Brett Rogers Interview

Brett Rogers

In the MMA world there aren’t many fighters who are 6’5″ and 265 lbs; there’s even fewer of them who are that size and 7-0 in their brief MMA careers.  One of them would be Brett Rogers, currently with Team Bison – based out of Minnesota.  Rogers, fresh off a knockout of Jon Murphy at the inaugural EliteXC-CBS Saturday Night fights, sat down with Robert Rousseau of MMAFighting.com for an interview.  Lots of interesting things said during the interview; here is a portion of the interview:

MMAFighting.com: Congratulations on your recent victory over Jon Murphy.

Brett Rogers: Hey, thanks man.

MMAFighting.com:
Did it go down like you thought it would?

Brett Rogers: Yeah, a little bit.  I didn’t expect it to be so quick.  But I definitely was expecting that ‘W’, you know what I’m saying?

MMAFighting.com: How did it feel fighting on such a historic card?  Were there any nerves or were you pretty calm coming in?

Brett Rogers: You know what, I was almost pretty calm.  I was trying to tell myself — ‘calm down; don’t get overexcited.’— because once you let your nerves get to you, anything can happen.

MMAFighting.com: Definitely.  You know, one thing I don’t know a lot about — something I think our fans would be interested in — is to know more about your fighting background.  Can you tell me a little bit about how you came to be a fighter?

Brett Rogers:
You know what?  (You) sort of have to come back to the neighborhood that I was raised in. I’m from Chicago.  I’m living in Minnesota now, but back in the day south side, west side Chicago wasn’t no joke.  As a youngin, you got to grow up a little faster than normal (there) especially when you’re out on the streets. . . Coming up here, I’m still in the bad neighborhoods and the neighbors — (I) didn’t get along with them (either) — and I felt that I needed to get into something.  Otherwise I’m going to be in somebody’s jail. . .

I used to watch it (MMA) and I’d look at guys and be like, ‘you know what, that guy’s a punk; I’ll fight him.’ You know what I’m saying? A lot of other guys would say the same.

It went down from there. (Met) one of my MMA managers, Mike Reilly, and got up and went to his gym. It went from there, you know?

For the rest of the interview, click here

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