Tim Means wasn’t just knocked out at UFC Wichita, he suffered a broken leg and ankle in the finish of his fight with Niko Price.
For Tim Means, UFC Wichita did not go according to plan. While he opened strong in his fight against Niko Price, slamming his opponent to the ground early, in the end, he was on the wrong side of a knockout. The first true knockout loss of Mean’s career, in fact. And when Price hit him, full force, sending him to the canvas, his leg buckled under him.
When that happened… ouch! Means suffered a broken leg in the loss thanks to his body weight coming down on the limb while in an awkward position. He posted a photo of the injury on Instagram, and in a second post described the damage.
“I do my best to leave it all in the ring every time out so the fans can get what they paid for,” wrote Means. “Wasn’t my night I have to get surgery broken tibia and ankle. Niko caught me with a punch and my foot got stuck under me. Much respect to @hybridufc . See y’all down the road. Thank you to everyone for the kind words.”
Means will be on the mend for a while, but there’s no doubt the gritty fighter will be back in due time. Price, meanwhile, should expect to get a jump up in competition, after defeating a fighter he referred to as savage. Following the fight, Price snuck into the medical area backstage after their UFC Wichita bout to pay his respects.