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Rogers' rep: Overeem 'afraid' of his client

Updated: July 7, 2009, 8:36 PM ET
By Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

After news broke that Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem would be facing Fabricio Werdum on Aug. 15, talk turned to the neglect of Brett Rogers, who was presumed to be first in line for a shot. According to Mike Reilly, Rogers' manager, it's a case of Overeem running for cover.

"I think Overeem is afraid of Brett," Reilly told Fanhouse. "He's afraid of a big striker who is going to knock him out. … I don't think anyone is going to admit that, but I'm ...

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