Fedor Admits He Has Nothing To Prove Against Brett Rogers... So Why Is He Fighting Him?
In an interview with Fanhouse's Ariel Helwani, Fedor Emelianenko said what everyone already knows... he has absolutely nothing to prove against Brett Rogers. Rogers is a good fighter, undefeated so far, with his most notable win coming against former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski. That being said, Rogers isn't anywhere near a top-10 heavyweight right now, and Fedor is absolutely correct when he says he has nothing to prove against him.
This fight is a no-win situation for Fedor, who comes in as the huge favorite. If he wins, then he has beat another no-name fighter who never belonged in the ring with him in the first place. If he loses, which is a possibility with Rogers' heavy hands, then his legacy is forever tarnished.
So if Fedor has nothing to prove, and nothing to gain by fighting Brett Rogers, then why is he fighting him? He could quite easily be in the UFC, fighting in the organization with the strongest heavyweight division in the world, from top to bottom. But he's fighting another unproven fighter in Rogers. Fedor is walking a dangerous line, and needs to separate himself from M-1, if he ever wants to truly prove that he's the best.
Fedor Emelianenko: I Have Nothing to Prove Against Brett Rogers [Fanhouse]