Why Sam Oropeza left Bellator to fight for an obscure promotion for less pay
By Steph Daniels @CrooklynMMA on Jan 16 2015, Bloody Elbow
Sam Oropeza details why he left Bellator to fight for less pay in an obscure organization.
Chasing your dreams almost always comes with sacrifice, especially when those dreams involve an MMA career. The sport is still in the stages of trying to shed its “human cockfighting” image and even today, more than 20 years after its inception, there are still a few states that have not legalized it on a professional competition level.
Sam Oropeza knows all about making sacrifices to chase a dream. Currently riding a 7 fight win streak (the last 5 have been via TKO), the 29 year-old middleweight attraction and former Bully Beatdown cast fighter has decided that getting to the UFC is of the utmost importance, so he’s asked for and been granted his release from Bellator. In a recent interview with Bloody Elbow, Oropeza outlined why he took a pay cut to fight for another organization with much less presence in the community.
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