It has been a tumultuous few years for the big man, as personal and legal issues have side-tracked the former Strikeforce contender. Issues Rogers says are behind him:
“Over the past year I have been challenged in my personal life, but all is now good in the Rogers family,” Rogers said. “Everyone makes mistakes in life but it’s how you recover that really counts. I spend every day with my wife and kids and enjoy every minute of it. Fighting is my job and I love it, but I also love my family and that’s why I made things right before returning to the cage. All I can say is get ready for a new and improved Brett Rogers.”
Rogers will likely be fighting for a possible fall heavyweight tournament slot when he debuts on June 22. Bellator 71 will feature the opening round of the Summer Series light-heavyweight tournament.