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Brett Rogers adds lean to mean

Added awareness tweaks approach of MMA fighter, who challenges Josh Barnett at AAC

Updated: June 17, 2011, 11:23 AM ET
By Master Tesfatsion | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- It'll be a challenge for Brett Rogers to defeat the experienced and favored Josh Barnett at Saturday's Strikeforce event at the American Airlines Center.

But his willingness to adjust his aggressive style and approach for the World Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament has made the MMA fighter see the sport in a new light.

Rogers grew up around the Cabrini-Green public housing projects of Chicago surrounded by crime. That tough environment had a hand in molding his character ...

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