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Brett Rogers: I am a fighter

Brett Rogers is introduced to the crowd at

Brett Rogers is introduced to the crowd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on the first night of the Strikeforce Grand Prix. He'll fight Josh Barnett in April in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. (Feb. 12, 2011) Photo Credit: Newsday / Mario Gonzalez

Remember when Brett Rogers' star was on the rise? When he was going to be the next Strikeforce heavyweight stud? That was 2009.

Since starting off 10-0 with nine knockouts, Rogers lost in the second round to Fedor Emelianenko, then got a title shot against Alistair Overem and lost in the first round. In October 2010, Rogers beat Ruben Villareal at a W-1 event in Canada.

Now, Rogers takes on Josh Barnett in the quarterfinal round of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament this Saturday in Dallas (Showtime, 10 p.m.). Here's his "I am a fighter" promo from Showtime.




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