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Local martial artist, former CDO quarterback, punching his way into the big time
Photo courtesy of Spike TV, Mixed martial artist George Roop, 26, battles a house full of fighters on this season of Spike TV's Ultimate Fighter 8 series. At stake for the former CDO quarterback is a UFC contract worth $100,000 and a chance to do well for his twin 3-year-olds.
Photo courtesy of Spike TV, "I’m not about to let Tucson down," says George Roop, here on his way to defeating Rolando Delgado on Ultimate Fighter 8's second episode. Roop earned a Taekwondo black belt at age 10 before moving onto wrestling and football — ultimately latching onto mixed martial arts' rough-and-tumble world.