Re: Do you roll out to the left and right?
Rolling to the left is generally not 'safe' since like you say it puts your closer to your opponent's inside. But it is something you're gonna have to do in order to broaden your fight game. It takes practice and a bit of nerve to roll one side and back to other, but it is high reward when you realise that it gets you out of a lot of combinations/counters. If you roll into mid range, either maneuver out to the side, or go in to clinch. Never stay in one place for too long.