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Brett Rogers Fought for 13 Minutes With a Shattered Arm During Bellator Loss [OMG X-RAYS]

(“Brett, your x-rays came back and I have to tell you, the results are…grim. Ha ha, sorry, couldn’t help myself.” Image via MiddleEasy)

When Brett Rogers was stopped by Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, and Josh Barnett during his Strikeforce run in 2009-2011, it just seemed like a case of a good slugger being outmatched by three legends of the sport. But when he was dominated for three rounds by relatively unheralded Russian prospect Alexander Volkov at last Friday’s Bellator show, the loss wasn’t as easy to dismiss. Was this proof that Rogers was washed up?

As it turns out, Brett had a good reason for looking so tentative throughout the fight. I mean, damn, just look at that friggin’ x-ray. Here’s what he had to say to MiddleEasy about trying to fight though a cracked arm:

I was really unsure of what happened to my arm. I didn’t really know until about the third round that it was broken. I’ve never broke anything on my body before, so I just kept I kept going. I thought I needed to keep fighting. By the time I found out that it was, I just felt that I needed to keep going and hopefully catch him with something — catch him with that left.

I’ve never broken anything. It was a surreal moment for me. I was like fuck — something ain’t right. I need to keep going with this and hope for the best. Volkov definitely realized by the third round that something wasn’t right, so he was trying to test me out from top to bottom. By the time we found it, it was just a little too late.

I did my part as far as surviving and making to it to the decision. That still is not a fight that I ever want to fight. I never want to have that type of fight again. Ever.

And he might not get a chance to have that type of fight for a while. With a nasty injury and a quick exit from the Bellator heavyweight tournament, it’s unclear when we’ll see the Grim back in action. Such a shame — hasn’t this man suffered enough?

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Mr_Misanthropy- October 11, 2012 at 2:55 am
Alright already! I take it all back! Sheesh!
pogodog7- October 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm
One tough guy - guts enough for 3
BuckWild- October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm
I'd still like to see him fight Kimbo
IronClad- October 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm
That's a pretty gnarly break. I'm sure his wife has had to fight him through worse injuries. WHoooops
El Guapo- October 10, 2012 at 11:28 am
Fightfan's channeling his inner Xeno, I take it.
algiersheadkick504- October 10, 2012 at 11:25 am
fightfan...."russian kendall grove" would KO yu in under a mintue and by the time yu woke up yu eiuld be in the middle of some random russian forrest...
S.Sumner- October 10, 2012 at 11:19 am
Hasn't this man sufferered enough lol. What, for a wife beater?
masterbaitntackle- October 10, 2012 at 10:18 am
I guess his girlfriend is safe for now....
As Good As Anyone- October 10, 2012 at 10:03 am

Not sure if trolling....
amsterdamheavy- October 10, 2012 at 9:29 am
@fightfan: Are you fucking stupid? Let me see you wrestle your cock with an arm like that you fucking he-man, because you sure as hell couldnt go three rounds in a cage like that. I dont even like Rogers, but you sound like that asshole that Pat Barry had to put in place last Saturday. "The break wasnt bad enough to stop the fight" - what a fucking jackass you are.
fightfan- October 10, 2012 at 8:44 am
If he didnt realixe till the 3rd round....then why the f**k wasnt he tryin like a mofo to win in rds 1 and 2 and the begining of the 3rd?

I hate when athletes blame an injury on a poor performance. He lost to Kendall Grove's stick figure of a Russian cousin. Hell that guy could be fighting at MW. WIth that frame, he had no power at all. I might of been able to take 200 punches from him The break wasnt bad enough to stop fighting. He just wanted to get punched 200 times and lose a horrible decision. If he couldnt fight, what did he think was gonna happen by "making it" to the end of 3 rds?

He was just as shitty in the beginning of the fight when his arm wasnt broken
Tai-Pan- October 10, 2012 at 8:07 am
I call bullshit, he probably broke in a preflight sparring session with his wife.
boomer- October 10, 2012 at 7:58 am