A lot MMA fans felt that Brett Rogers was disrespectful after his KO loss to Fedor Emelianenko earlier this month. In a recent interview, a somewhat humble Brett Rogers talks about the Fedor fight. However, he also touches on his personal top 5 heavyweight fighters and mentions that Cain Velasquez is the future. Check it:
"Well he is certainly the best heavyweight in the world. But he 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."
Here is Brett talking about his own personal top 5 list when it comes to the heavyweights:
MM: What’s your personal top-5 heavyweight list? Where do you rank yourself among the best heavyweights?
Brett Rogers: Fedor, Me, Werdum, Cain, Barnett
MM: Someone stated boldly that Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir or Cain Velasquez would simply smash you. What’s your reaction to that? What would your strategy be against Brock Lesnar?
Brett Rogers: LOL. I have a great deal of respect for Cain. I understand why Brock does not want to fight him. I see Cain as a future world champion for sure. The rest of the question is frankly not worth answering. None of those guys will ever fight me.
HT: M-1 Global.com