Tim Means talks Mike Perry: “I remember being a young dummy”

Par for his entire career, Tim Means always steps up to fight when the UFC brass calls and/or needs him. No matter what! UFC 255 will prove to be no different. In a late replacement fight, “The Dirty Bird” steps in this Saturday to replace an injured Robbie Lawler. His opponent on the evening will be none other than rising star, Mike “Platinum” Perry.

“Mike Perry’s earned himself a name in the UFC,” Means said. “He’s fought a lot of tough guys. He’s not a guy you have to and chase down doing a lot of footwork and running away from you. He’s a guy that gets in your face and goes after you.” Emphasizing, “Perry’s a guy that’s going to get in my face. He’s going to come after me. He’s not going to be a guy that I have to find to fight.”

Both fighters enter this bout following decision wins in their most recent endeavors. With Perry securing a win over Mickey Gall in June, Means also took a win home over Laureono Strarpoli in August. This bout has the fight of the night written all over it.

“This will be a violent fight,” Means confesses. “Violence is everything and I’m looking to get a new contract. And I have to make a statement out of Mike Perry.”

While means remains respectful, complimenting Perry, he makes no quarrels to end the respect there abruptly. Claiming, “I love the fact of how confident he is in himself, but I want to chop that tree down!”

Tune in above as MyMMANews catches up with Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means just a few days before his welterweight scrap against “Platinum” Mike Perry at UFC 255. It goes down this Saturday, November 21st at the UFC Apex, live and only on PPV. We discuss his impressions of Perry’s antics, breakdown how the fight will go, messages to Means from Perry’s friends, and much more!

author avatar
Adam Crist
Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible. He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.