Whoever Brett's fighting next should make their peace with God

source: mmaweekly.com
 

Mike Reilly is proud of the way Brett Rogers fought Saturday, even if he came up short. Rogers took a hard right hand to the chin from Fedor Emelianenko in the second round of their Strikeforce headliner on CBS and was unable to recover.

Mike Reilly on Big John's stoppage:
"You can't fall down like that in an MMA fight," he said. "He was defending himself, he wasn't knocked unconscious, but it is what it is. (Fedor) saying he was in no trouble was just a flat out lie," he said. "He was in plenty of trouble. It wasn't in his plan to break his nose and lose the first round."

Mike Reilly on a rematch with Fedor:
"It's a guy who's been fighting at the top of the sport for nine years, as opposed to a guy who's been fighting at the top level for five months. We would love to do it again today," said Reilly. "Go find us 10,000 people and we'll do it today."

Mike Reilly on Alistair Overeem:
"We would love the experience of going to fight in Japan," he said. "And we're on Overeem's heels, so wherever he goes. He sets foot on American soil; we're on him. We were supposed to fight him in September. It grates on our nerves that the champion that's been holding his belt for the last two years hasn't defended his belt. If we've got to go through Antonio (Silva) or Fabricio (Werdum), then that's what we've got to do."

Mike Reilly's avuncular advice to Brett Roger's next opponent: 
"Whoever Brett's fighting next, they should make their peace with God."

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Trooper Soul site profile image  

11/10/09 6:07 PM by Trooper Soul

I agree rogers won the first round based on damage

Trooper Soul site profile image  

11/10/09 5:52 PM by Trooper Soul

great article, I agree 100%. The stoppage was way too early. May be rogers could have continued, may be he was finished, we will never know now. ttt for sports personalities speaking the truth

Trooper Soul site profile image  

11/10/09 5:51 PM by Trooper Soul

great article, I agree 100%. The stoppage was way too early. May be rogers could have continued, may be he was finished, we will never know now. ttt for sports personalities speaking the truth

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11/9/09 10:10 PM by Trooper Soul

excellent review, I couldn't agree more the stoppage was way too early now let's be honest, rogers was rocked, but big john never gave him a chance. you gotta give them a chance, if big john reffed heath/nog 3 then heath would be the winner when you stop the fight too early everybody is robbed - the winner, the loser, the fans.. let it go for a couple of more seconds to make sure it's really over

Deets89 site profile image  

11/9/09 9:31 PM by Deets89

Fedor lost the first, WHAT!?

Aasen site profile image  

11/9/09 8:23 PM by Aasen

I would fight fedor for that type of money, but I am not delusional enough to think that I would win. He would smoke me like a stripper smokes a pole.It would be an honor to get my ass kicked by him.I probably wouldn't shower for a week after.I would carry his jock back and forth to practice.

supraboy77 site profile image  

11/9/09 7:01 PM by supraboy77

 when you have to explain the ending of the fight to your fighter, it was not stopped early.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

11/9/09 6:35 PM by ChokeEmOut

 Ok, then let his fighter get put out unconcious next time, ebcause he was 1-2 punches away from it anyway. It was a good call and only an idiot would say otherwise. He got spun around, landed with his eyes every which way, rolled over and Fedor was on his ass..so do people really think Rogers would have gotten guard or something had BJM not stopped the fight? lol wtf?

Up With Evil site profile image  

11/9/09 5:34 PM by Up With Evil

Any Romoshop wiz want to replace the critters with Fedor's extensive list of victims?  

Fastwalker site profile image  

11/9/09 4:50 PM by Fastwalker

Watch the slowmotion from the different angle. He is on his side with one hand covering his face. His other hand is flat on the ground.He was done, no need for unnecessary brain damage.