Roop: I'm under appreciated


"I feel I'm a little bit under-appreciated sometimes," he said. "And not just under-appreciated; I don't get the respect that I deserve.

"Respect shouldn't just be given to you. You should go out and earn it, and on Saturday night, I'm going to earn my respect. I'm going to open up a lot of eyes and show that I belong in the top 10 of the bantamweight division."

It's not an all-or-nothing goal. Roop said he could easily go back to the working world as a pharmacy tech, and his wife makes a handsome living in the pharmaceutical industry. He's also been a meticulous saver, putting away money earned from his fight purses instead of splurging. He said he'd be fine if UFC matchmakers told him to hang up his gloves. But he still feels he has years left to accomplish more.

"I've been very inconsistent under the Zuffa banner," he said. "I'd like to earn some consistent wins."

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JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

5/25/13 7:23 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke


FrateCart site profile image  

5/25/13 7:22 PM by FrateCart

what is his walk around weight?

CHiLLEN site profile image  

5/25/13 7:21 PM by CHiLLEN

Haha. Great celebration. Well done Roop, hopefully you can get that respect you're after. Respect.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

5/25/13 7:15 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

TTT for Roop

GregBell  site profile image  

5/25/13 12:36 PM by GregBell

coincidence,chance,accident? That Roop was selected to be bowles dancing partner after that long layoff for his comeback fight?

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5/25/13 4:52 AM by yellow wrkahlc

This thread is under appreciated.

Chaelismyhero site profile image  

5/25/13 1:08 AM by Chaelismyhero

I respect him as a fighter. With that being said, I think Bowles is on another level. Bowles is legit.Bowles KO Rd 2

brahmabull81 site profile image  

5/25/13 12:58 AM by brahmabull81

Its probably because hes the epitome of "fight someone your own size" in this fight game. And now hes made himself even skinnier to pick on even smaller guys at BW.Hes gonna have to wreck everyone there to gain the respect he probably feels he deserves.

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5/25/13 12:02 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

This. UG Blog stirring up more shit as usual.