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MMA Quick Quote: Brett Rogers is living the American success story

"The hardest part has been having someone (camera persons) on the mat during training that I CAN’T hit. Normally, the rule is, if you’re on the mat, you’re fair game to get some. It’s been fun to share my story. I feel that I am living the American success story. And I hope that others can take some level of inspiration from it. I am really looking forward to seeing the show, but to be honest, I won’t be in the right frame of mind next week to really enjoy it. I’ll have to go back and watch it in a couple of weeks to digest it all. The film crew has been here for more than five days. I tell you, it is a surreal experience to have the world watching you, watching me do what my fight team and I have been doing for five years in relative obscurity day in and day out. All of a sudden, to have my life become worthy of this attention is amazing, shocking almost. But we are having fun with it. We’ve had various training partners roll through the past few days and it’s been odd to explain what the cameras are doing here. They aren’t expecting it. The first few days the crew was here, it was a bit suffocating. To have them shadow me through my every move, not just in training, but at home with my family, during meals, everywhere. After a few days, though, I kind of got used to it."

-- Undefeated heavy-handed heavyweight, Brett Rogers, isn’t going to let his new-found fame (and a few cameras) get in the way of what he has to do at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Nov. 7. "The Grim" has taken a serious step up in competition after knocking out Andrei Arlovski at the "Lawler vs. Shields" event back in June. And he’s apparently unfazed about now taking on Fedor Emelianenko, who is widely regarded as the most talented and dominant mixed martial artist ever, at the next major Strikeforce event that will air on national television (CBS). To get a behind the scenes look at the Rogers training camp, be sure to check out FIGHT CAMP 360: "Fedor vs. Rogers" via Showtime on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

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