Quick Quote: George Roop has no problem "knocking around" Mark Hominick at Fight for the Troops IIPosted on January 15, 2011, 10:58 PM by Joey Santosus
"It doesn't bother me at all. Not one bit. I understand the relationship that Mark and Shawn have. They're like brothers, almost even a father and son type of relationship. I've only worked with Shawn for a few years so I completely respect that. I've learned a lot from Shawn Tompkins and I'm going to apply that to my fighting when I smash Hominick."
"They know my tendencies but I know theirs. We're not super close or anything. It's not going to be a distraction getting in there and knocking him around and smashing his face in. I have no problem with that. Afterward we'll be great friends but we have to put that aside and get the job done. We're going to put on a great fight for the U.S. troops and the UFC fans. I don't think its going to be an issue in the mental state. It's kind of a good thing and a bad thing. We each know what we bring to the table. We know each others strengths and weaknesses but when you get in there it's a whole other ball game.- For complete interview by David St. Martin, visit SBNation.com
UFC Featherweight George Roop finds himself in an unusual predicament ahead of UFC: Fight for the Troops II, as he prepares to face fellow Team Tompkins product Mark Hominick, who will be cornered by mutual head trainer Shawn Tompkins. Hominick (19-8) was recently named number one contender to face Jose Aldo, if he can get through Roop. However, with title hopes of his own, Roop (11-6-1) will look to play spoiler and continue building his own momentum after his dramatic second-round knockout victory over "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung at WEC 51.
UFC: Fight for the Troops II will be headlined by top Lightweight contenders Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard, while a Heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague will be featured as the co-main event attraction of the night. The card will go live and free on Spike January 22nd from Fort Hood, Texas.
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