When you're making $5,000-$10,000 a fight, 11 months away from the cage is ridiculous. Brett Rogers felt the sting of EliteXC's bad business moves, he had to return to Sam's Club changing tires in the auto center. That's a bitter pill to swallow for the guy who fought in the first live network television MMA fight.
After six months off, he was chomping at the bit to get back in there and signed a deal to fight Josh Barnett on the Affliction 2 card. Because of his EliteXC contract Rogers' had to back off the deal. That would've been a huge step up in class but Rogers was ready to roll the dice because he's a fighter. He can't say the same about EliteXC's former star Kimbo Slice:
"If I was Kimbo that would motivate me that much more to get in the gym and train all different areas," told Cage Writer. "If he makes a comeback and proves to the world he can fight standing and on the ground, his fans would come back to him."
Watch Rogers with Cage Writer as he speaks about Kimbo: