Friday, October 30, 2009
Preview of Strikeforce's Emelianenko vs. Rogers Main Event On CBS
There isn't much new here if you're aware of the fighters' backgrounds and are familiar with what's at stake in the main event of Strikeforce's November 7th card, but, in case you aren't, this is a really great primer. Actually, even if you know most of that stuff already, it's still worthwhile to watch this video. Partly to hear the fighters' takes on the match-up and also just to bear witness to Frank Shamrock actually suggesting that Brett "The Grim" Rogers (9-0) is the #2 best heavyweight in the world. That guy will say whatever he thinks Strikeforce wants to hear, just like when he couldn't stop proclaiming Kimbo's status as a legit world-beater every two seconds back in the EliteXC days. It's pretty rich.
That's not to say I think Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (30-1) will have an easy time with the former tire installer. Rogers is very quick, much larger, and packs a serious punch. Asssuming it's even possible, "The Grim" could be just the man to finally knock Fedor out.