George Roop Says His Drop to Bantamweight Was Easy
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.05.2013
He also discusses his UFC 158 fight with Reuben Duran…
- George Roop recently spoke about his decision to drop to bantamweight. Here are the highlights…
On Dropping to Bantamweight: "During [my recovery] process, I was just seeing how big these 145-pounders were, and I wanted to go down to bantamweight. I've gotten a lot of criticism for it initially, but I know it's definitely the right move for me, especially with how big these 145-pounders are walking around at. You've got to give yourself the biggest advantage when fighting the top one percent of fighters in the world."
On The Cut: "I'm going to say something very cliché, but this has been absolutely the easiest weight cut of my life," he said. "Right now I'm sitting at 144 pounds. I'm eating seven times a day. My energy level is excellent. I'm feeling great."
On Facing Reuben Duran at UFC 158: "He's going down," Roop said. "He's going down like a blonde on prom night. He doesn't stand a chance. This is a great fight for me. I know they call him like 'The Hurricane,' but I don't think he's even a Category 1 tropical storm. I'm fired up. I don't like any of the people I fight. I'm not trying to be friends with anyone I fight. It's just how I am in a fight. I know I'm meaner than this guy, I know I'm better, and I'm hungry. I've been out of there for a year, and I'm going to go in there and make an example out of him."