|Photo by Nick Vlcek|
This week's cover features Brett "The Grim" Rogers, but he's not the titular "Baddest Man on the Planet." That honor currently belongs to Fedor Emelianenko, the longtime PRIDE FC heavyweight champion and consensus choice for No. 1 heavyweight in the world. As Bradley Campbell describes him in this week's feature:
Widely considered the greatest fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts, he carries himself like an executioner, counts Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as one of his fans, and is known around the fight world simply by his first name: Fedor.
Rogers, who lives and trains in St. Paul, will be fighting Fedor live on CBS this Saturday. If he wins, Rogers won't get a gaudy belt, but he will inherit the title of Baddest Man on the Planet.
For more images of Brett Rogers, please check out this slideshow by Nick Vlcek.