Stepping in to a UFC bill is risky business. It can go one of two ways. The best case scenario? Look at what happened to Nate Diaz when he came in at late notice to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196. He won and catapulted himself to worldwide fame. And made a ton of money.
Worst case scenario? It goes the way of Sabah Homasi. He replaced the injured Sean Strickland in the UFC 202 main card opener and took a Helluva beating from the veteran Tim Means. Homasi only had two weeks notice, hence the ring rustiness. And Means totally capitalized on it.
It was totally brutal too… A complete and utter bloodbath!
DOMINANT! @MeansTim stops Sabah Homasi after a perfect performance! ? #UFC202 https://t.co/dve1FFsagV
— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) August 21, 2016