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Fedor's Coaches On Rogers

snake792010-05-13 12:57:54 +0000 #1


Rogers trainer said in an interview that the referee stopped the fight too early. Rogers wasn't unconscious?

Alexander Michkov: What are you talking about? Stopped the fight too quickly? Look at that moment again. That carcass fell right on it's back. ( he actually called Rogers a carcass)

Vladimir Voronov: Rogers should be grateful to Fedor for not finishing him on the ground. If you watch that sequence again you can see that Fedor hit him with two shots while he was on the floor and before the referee got involved he paused because he saw that Rogers was in helpless state. He didn't want to do unnecessary damage to him. John McCarthy is one of the best refs in US, I'm sure he did everything right. You could say that he saved Rogers. Rogers' coach and Rogers himself are now looking for excuses to justify the loss, they will say that Fedor was lucky and want a rematch. That's typical American tricks. I went to Rogers after the fight to thank him for the fight, he didn't even know where he was. He looked at me like he's seen me for the first time. He was totally messed up, sailing somewhere.

Alexander Michkov: Even ten minutes after the fight Rogers was sitting there, shaking his head, looking around him and didn't understand anything just sat there and blinked with his eyes and the all of a sudden he starts to talk: "Look at me, I want a rematch, I will tear him to pieces". Inadequate guy.

What's Fedor's opinion on the fight?

Vladimir Voronov: he thought he did ok. We agreed that there were a couple of mistakes, but in a fight you can't avoid all mistakes. There are always some nuances. Fedor pointed out his misatakes himself and we'll work on them. Fedor has still not reached his full potential, he continues to improve.

Afterglow2010-05-13 13:02:43 +0000 #2
I do not see why Rogers and his camp would complain about the stoppage.

He was hit with a bomb and was pretty much out of it.

And I agree that he is lucky Fedor didn't fuck him up worse.
Crow_Time2010-05-13 13:25:09 +0000 #3
It was Rogers' first loss.... Kinda expected him to say shit like that.
Tha Prodigy2010-05-13 13:57:49 +0000 #4
I always feel bad for guys when they just can't man up, and take ownership of a loss.......they just have no clue as to how bad it makes them look.

ps- 'That carcass fell right on it's back' pretty damn funny.
MKZ2010-05-13 13:57:45 +0000 #5
He got cleared Knocked Out and hes complaining. If for eg Shogun had character like Rogers he would probably stab Machida with a knife outside the arena, but he was a man and didnt talk crap like judges were on Machidas side. He knew it and he wasnt talking about this. Fedor could just pound on Rogers until Big John would stop the fight
beaux2010-05-13 13:33:45 +0000 #6
just trying to save face I guess. He was clearly ko'ed and could of been a lot worse.

Like i said earlier I had gained a lot of respect for him up until the interview.



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