("I must break you. Right after I get a few more of those doughnuts." Photo courtesy of ShoSports.)
"I feel that I’m a different fighter for Fedor; Fedor hasn’t felt the power that he’s about to get. You see what I mean? It’s definitely gonna be a fun fight, man. He’s talented, but the same things he’s skilled in, I’m skilled in.* It’s just we just gonna see who’s more hungry.**
Basically, a fighter for his size, his weight, just the way his aggression, when he takes top he’s good at controlling the top position. So, I’ve been trying to work with guys that can kinda mock him***; he may have that, a couple pounds less than me… But if he’s expecting to take top, and hold top, it’s not gonna happen.**** I’m definitely gonna re-position myself whenever I get in danger and hopefully get back to the feet and finish it off." —
* Seriously, Brett? Are you really suggesting that you can draw as well as the Last Emperor?
** You mean who’s literally more hungry? Because you both come across as very hungry people. Big eaters, is all I’m saying. Come to think of it, a pie-eating contest between the two of you would probably be a lot more competitive than a cage-fight.
*** There’s only one guy who could possibly take on that job.
**** It might happen. It’s probably going to happen.
Fabricio Werdum gives his thoughts on the Emelianenko/Rogers match:
"Brett is a huge guy, very heavy, but I don’t know if he has Fedor’s speed… He’s chubby, but is the best of the world, so I think Fedor bests him in explosion*, even more if Brett tries to box with him. Brett has a heavy hand, everything can happen, but Fedor will knock him out.
To beat Fedor, just me (laughs)… It’s gonna be with me. My game doesn’t match with Fedor’s and I trust in me… This fight will happen and I feel very well, everybody saw in my last fight** that I’m better, lighter, training hard and focused. It won’t be easy, he showed he’s the best in the world, but I want this opportunity."***
* "What are Fedor’s keys to victory here, Frank?" "Explosion, Mauro, hands down. Let’s go to the Official Showtime Strikeforce M-1 Global Exploding Skinless Animated Dummies for a demonstration…"
** The fight when you dominated an unranked light-heavyweight? That fight?