Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran George Roop’s debut under the Road Fighting Championship banner yielded horrifying results.
Roop suffered a broken leg in his Road Fighting Championship 31 main event with Yoon Jun Lee on Saturday at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul. The gruesome injury resulted in an immediate stoppage just 75 seconds into round one.
A semifinalist on Season 8 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Roop fired a low kick at Lee a little more than a minute into their match. His right shin appeared to connect with Lee’s right knee, resulting in a clear break above the ankle. Roop retreated, his lower leg folding under his weight, and then collapsed to the canvas. The 34-year-old has lost three fights in a row and four of his last five.
Roop was released by the UFC in 2015 following back-to-back defeats to Rob Font and Takeya Mizugaki. He compiled a 5-8 record within the promotion, netting notable wins over former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Brian Bowles and Hawaiian prospect Dustin Kimura.