George Roop Planning To Call Out Either Alex Caceres Or Dominick Cruz
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.15.2014
But first he has a fight with Dustin Kimura...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, George Roop (14-10-1 MMA, 4-6 UFC) revealed that he wants a fight with either Dominick Cruz or Alex Caceres. He will fight Dustin Kimura (11-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on the preliminary card of the TUF Nations finale on Fox Sports 1.
On who he wants to fight: "After I put the whooping of a lifetime on Kimura, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to ask for a big fight. I want to fight Dominick Cruz; I want to fight (Alex) ‘Bruce Leeroy' (Caceres). I think that those are good fights for me, and they're fights I've always wanted."
On losing to Rivera: "Rivera's alright. I feel like I should have won that fight. He did a really good job of closing the show, so he's good man. I feel like that was a very winnable fight for me, so I'm ready to get back on the win streak, man. I'm going to do what I do. I'm hungry. I train hard for every fight. So I'm going to take it to [Kimura]."
On his goals: "I know that I can be the UFC champion. I don't want anything else. I don't fight for money; I don't need to be able to fight to pay my bills. That's not why I fight. I want to be the champ. I fought a lot of the toughest guys in the whole division, in the [145-pound] division and even the [135-pound] division. So I don't know if [Kimura is] going to be able to bring too much more. I acknowledge the fact that he doesn't expect me to win, but I'm going to bring it to him and I know I'm going to win this fight. I feel like I'm better than him everywhere."