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Former Loper wrestler Hepburn makes pro debut
Saturday night resurrection fighting alliance held RFA three at the Viaero Event Center...featuring four amateur and ten professional fights...and none bigger than the second pro fight as former loper wrestling great T.J. Hepburn made his professional debut.
Hepburn didn't waste anytime asserting his dominance over Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native Jeremy Mier landing blow after blow until Mier decided he had enough and tapped out with one second left in the first round.
"I'm in the sport to dominate. Yeah, there was a second left, I think. After watching the replay I think he might of tapped when I landed that elbow. Once I landed that I knew it was a clean hit. I smelled blood and I just started throwing some punches," said Hepburn.
The 1st round TKO was a great way to get Hepburn's professional MMA Career going. The former Loper now knows his time in the octagon is more than just a hobby.
"When you hear pro you think of the best guys. I mean, amateur...I felt like an amateur fighting there, but turning pro I feel more professional. You know, now it's a job. Before it was an activity. Now for me this is a job I'm getting paid to go out there and perform so that's what I plan to do," Hepburn said.
After having a son just a couple weeks ago Hepburn isn't exactly sure when his next fight will be since he plans to take some time off to spend it with his new born son and family.
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