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Brett Rogers: Don't hold the Fedor loss against me -- I deserve this title shot


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"I definitely feel like I deserve this title when it comes down to it. It just kind of makes sense. I just want to get out there and prove it to the world that I’m getting that title. It is what it is. I don’t care what anybody else says. It has to be a win-win situation for me because Alistair has kind of been out of the mix in America for a long time. I’m not just speaking for myself, but I’m speaking for all the other heavyweights out there gunning for this dude ... People are just holding the Fedor loss against me. People think I don’t deserve it, so I’m feeling a lot of pressure to do anything to prove it. I know for a fact that if I have a second shot at (Fedor) it definitely will be a lot different. I’m not looking past Alistair, but I feel it’s going to be a tougher second fight. I want that rematch with Fedor and it’s definitely going to look a lot better when I get in there and snatch this title and get this second shot."

-- Strikeforce heavyweight wrecking ball Brett Rogers hopes to finally bring balance to the convoluted title picture in the Strikeforce 265 lb. division when he meets current champion Alistair Overeem at "Heavy Artillery" on Saturday night (May 15) in St. Louis. "The Grim" is frustrated that "Demolition Man" has been holding the belt hostage while he dabbles in the Japanese kickboxing scene and wants to settle their verbal spat once and for all. Can the former tire mechanic overcome the horsemeat-powered striking of Golden Glory's star pupil? Or will "The Reem" send him back to Sam's Club?

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