SOTIROPOULOS FACES TEAMMATE AT UFC 101

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emfleek
7/29/09 8:24:57AM
Less than a month ago, lightweight George Sotiropoulos was huffing and puffing alongside George Roop at Xtreme Couture, training for a fight against Rob Emerson at UFC 101.

But Emerson sustained a bad cut last Monday and was forced to withdraw from the Aug. 8 fight in Philadelphia, leaving Sotiropoulos without an opponent. Roop was uninjured and un-booked after a decision victory over Dave Kaplan at UFC 98. Gym-mates or not, it was business – Roop was the next target.

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Twenty20Dollars
7/29/09 11:01:02AM
All UFC fighters take note of this. This is a business and if you have to fight a friend so be it. Fight, shake hands at the end and thats that.
postman
7/29/09 3:08:29PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

All UFC fighters take note of this. This is a business and if you have to fight a friend so be it. Fight, shake hands at the end and thats that.



Read the article they train one day together
Twenty20Dollars
7/29/09 4:44:56PM
Still...one day or years
Nightmare27
7/29/09 6:07:24PM
Unless it was for a world title or title shot I wouldnt ever fight a long time training partner and friend. I understand that it is business and if those were the circumstances it would be unavoidable. Other than that why? Just because you can? Thats not the case in this situation though.
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