Tim Means pitches his name for Nick Diaz fight, would love Matt Brown rematch, too

Currently enjoying his best run in years, Tim Means is looking for big fights in the UFC’s welterweight division.

Means (32-12-1 MMA, 14-9 UFC) notched his third-straight win, outlasting Nicolas Dalby at UFC Fight Night 190 on Saturday and has two notable names in mind for his next fight.

“I think a fight with a guy like Nick Diaz would be fun as hell if he says he’s willing to fight anybody,” Means told MMA Junkie Radio. “But he seems to be only chirping at the guys with big, huge names or whatever. But I’ve been doing this a long time, and if he wants a fun fight, I think that’ll be dynamite, and we’ll see if we can get that dude out of there real quick. He comes with a cool following and a lot of fans behind him, but it’ll just be me and him locked in the cage.”

UFC president Dana White recently gave a positive update about Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), claiming that we will likely see the Stockton star compete this year. But if not Diaz, Means would also like to run things back with Matt Brown (23-18 MMA, 16-12 UFC), who submitted him almost six years ago at UFC 189.

“Anyone in the top 10, hell anyone in the top 15,” Means said. “I saw Matt Brown won the other day. I’d like to get one of those fights back. He beat me here in Vegas, but I just feel like I’m a completely different fighter than I was at those times. I’m calmer, I’m cooler, I’m better looking and just applying things and everything’s falling into place so right now I’d like a top-10, top-15 guy.”

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/06/tim-means-pitches-his-name-for-nick-diaz-matt-brown

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