Professional fighter from Johnson City featured on reality show

Professional fighter from Johnson City featured on reality show

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - Tyler Minton has faced some tough opponents in his professional mixed martial arts career. None of them compare to his recent battle, keeping a secret from those in his corner.

Minton and his wife Kelsey run The Colosseum workout center in Johnson City.

"Opened it up on five-thousand dollars that was supposed to go towards our honeymoon," Minton told News 5 WCYB.

His solo project is fighting, and he recently received a big break. Minton was selected to be a contestant on the reality show The Ultimate Fighter.

His fight - which he needed to win to continue on the program - happened six months ago in Las Vegas. The Mintons have had to keep the result secret all this time.

"You sign a nondisclosure agreement saying you won't say a word," Minton said.

With his television fight debut upon them, they are excited for their six-month secret to be let out.

"I am kind of glad everyone will know the result and we won't have to keep it a secret anymore," Kelsey Minton told News 5 WCYB.

The show aired Wednesday night on the cable station FOX SPORTS 1.

Minton came up short against another fighter in his 185-pound weight class.

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