We have to give it to this guy. There’s not a single person on this universe that would be a spectator at a weigh-in and then step up to fight in a professional MMA bout on a day’s notice! Tyler Lepper is a king amongst men. We should erect a bronze statue in this guy’s honor. No weight cutting. No training. Not even a chance to do research on your opponent. This Lepper guy can check this unbelievable task off his bucket list.
So the story behind this video is at Gionco International’s ‘Fight at the View XIII,’ Mike LaPierre’s original opponent stepped on the scale 20lbs under weight. LaPierre’s opponent declined to fight him, and Tyler Lepper literally hopped on the stage and saved the bout by stepping in to fight him. Folks, Tyler Lepper would have saved UFC 151.
Check out the clip from the spectacular fight and props to the MMeh Show for the find.