POPULAR BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT BRIAN ROGERS JOINS FUNDAFIGHTER.COM
By: Jeff Sherwood Oct 6, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- FundaFighter.com announced Monday that the
latest fighter to join the growing fighter fundraising hub is
Bellator standout Brian
Rogers and that half of the funds raised by his first campaign
will go to improving the technological resources at LEAP, the
Ohio-based education center for emotionally and
behaviorally-challenged youth that the former special education
teacher used to teach at before leaving to pursue fighting full
time. The other half will go towards offsetting Rogers’ training
camp expenses for his Bellator 78 bout at the end of this month in
Rogers says that the LEAP program is in desperate need of new
computers and that he is hopeful that through fan support and
FundaFighter, he will be able to provide the school with the
necessary funds to purchase new equipment.
“When I worked for the LEAP program they were very supportive of my
MMA career, giving me time off for fights and to train. This year,
as much as it was a disappointment, I took a step back from my
teaching position at LEAP to focus fully on my mixed martial arts
career,” Rogers explains. “My former co-workers are still my good
friends and I even have one of my training partners who works for
the program. I wanted to do something to give back to them and to
the kids, which is why I partnered with FundaFighter to start this
“[FundaFighter] provides an opportunity for the fans and Backers of
fighters they like or respect to truly support them or a charity or
cause that's important to them,” Rogers points out.” “Most fighters
don't get pay-per-view percentages or ticket percentages from the
fans, so in this situation the fans can actually really directly
support the fighter. FundaFighter is the voice of the fans to the
Raising the bar for Backer incentives, “The Professional Predator,”
as he has recently been anointed due to his polished look outside
the cage and his gentlemanly demeanor with the press, will be
offering his number one fan the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
walk him out for his October 26 Bellator bout. The unique fan
experience will likely make one lucky supporter the envy of his or
FundaFighter.com founder Robbie Stein says it was Rogers'
enthusiasm for his fighter crowdfunding model and his dedication to
providing his supporters unique, valuable rewards like these that
made the partnership happen.
“I'm so happy for Brian to be a part of FundaFighter. He is an
amazing fighter and person, and his rewards are incredible. He
really gets the concept and we’re confident that his campaign for
this very worthwhile cause will be a successful one,” Stein says.
“We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”
Rogers’ campaign will run from October 1 to December 1, with a goal
of raising $4000.
Brian is available for interviews regarding his FAF sponsorship and
his Bellator 78 bout.