Biography(references)Roop is from Tucson, Arizona and began competing in martial arts from a young age, winning Tae Kwon Do and judo tournaments while following the UFC in its early days. He later attended Canyon Del Oro High School, where he was a quarterback on the football team and participated in wrestling in the 112 lbs. division, and had also wrestled in middle school. He attended Pima Community College but elected not to wrestle. He met former UFC fighters Drew Fickett and Efrain Escudero while attending PCC.
Fighter Trivia(references)Roop is the father of 6 children. The eldest child, Julian died in 2009 at the age of seven. During his long tenure under Zuffa promotions, he reinvested his salaries into licenses for growing medical cannabis and creating a cannabis production facility in his native Tucson.
Awards & Accolades
World Extreme Cagefighting: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Leonard Garcia
World Extreme Cagefighting: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Chan Sung Jung
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