Tim Means Says UFC DC Win Over Thiago Alves is “Icing on The Cake”
By FCF Staff
After taking out Thiago Alves at UFC DC this past weekend, Tim Means is extremely happy to be back in the win column, before 2019 winds down.
Means returned to the Octagon this past Saturday for the first time since March, when he broke his leg in a stoppage loss to Niko Price. Following his first round, submission win over the former welterweight contender, Means had this to say while reflecting on his recent setbacks (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Even in my close losses, I was right in those fights – they’ve been fun fights. I’m happy to get my hand raised and get the ‘W,’ especially against a tough guy like Alves. I wanted to get a fight in before the end of the year and just put it into my head mentally that I deserve to be here and belong here. Even in my last loss, when I broke my leg, I was in that fight. It was very competitive. So getting a win is icing on the cake heading into the holidays.”
And when asked about what he hopes comes next, “The Dirty Bird” reported this:
“This sport is a chess match. It can go either way, and you have to crush someone’s dreams or get yours crushed – that’s why we love it. I really want on that Rio Rancho, (N.M.), card. I’m not ranked, but I’m one of the most dangerous dudes in this division by far. There’s too many guys to call one individual out, but I’ll fight whoever the put in front of me and the UFC knows that.”
The 35-year-old Means now carries a record of 29-11-1 following Saturday’s action.