Tim Means was supposed to throw hands with Donald Cerrone this past February, and now that “The Dirty Bird” has returned to the Octagon, and scored a win, he wants that fight again.
Means took on Sabah Homasi on Saturday at UFC 202, and he put away the UFC newcomer with strikes in the second round. The bout marked the first time Means has fought since last December, when he scored a vicious KO win over John Howard.
That victory prompted the UFC to book Cerrone – Means as the headliner for UFC FN 83 in February, But, the latter was flagged by USADA and pulled from the card. Means and his team proved, however, that the flag was due to a tainted supplement, and as a result, the FIT NHB fighter had his suspension significantly reduced.
Well, while speaking to the media after his win at UFC 202, Means had this to say, about Mr. Cerrone (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“All the respect to Donald and to Team Jackson – everyone knows they’re right across from our gym in Albuquerque,” said Means. “There’s no personal vendetta with those guys, I want that fight because he shows up to fight, he tries to kick your head off. I’m in this game to get paid, I’m a prize fighter at the end of the day.”
Now, a lot of folks were extremely disappointed when Cerrone – Means fell through earlier this year, as it’s a match-up that has serious, serious potential to be wildly entertaining.
But, following Cerrone’s ridiculously impressive win over Rick Story on Saturday, he called for a fight with lightweight champ, Eddie Alvarez. Dana White has already said he doesn’t think Cerrone should return to 155, so that fight probably won’t happen. Story is a top ten ranked 170’er, however, so, would Cerrone be willing to face Means? Who isn’t currently in the top 15? Here’s hoping yes.