One of the strangest moments to take place at UFC 207 was the no contest between Tim Means and Alex Oliveira at UFC 207, the no contest occurred after Means clobbered Oliveira with several knee strikes to the head. Means would then make things a little stranger during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, blaming the MMA media for tearing fighters down.
“It’s easy for the media to sit there and write and type and take all this work – we bust our ass, and I’m talking about all of the fighters,” he said. “We bust our ass. And the five minutes or two minutes or 45 seconds or whatever we’re in there for, you guys break it down and tear us down in just a couple seconds. We just bust our ass to get in there for you guys to have a story to write and for everyone here to have a job. I have a job. The bosses have a job. And you guys tear us down in a matter of seconds. We’ve worked weeks and months – we’ve worked through the holidays – for you to sit there and pretty much degrade us and put us down. We bust our ass, and we look for respect. We want some respect. The fighters work their ass off for you guys to put so little of an effort to a write-up to tear down their work,” said Means.
Media problems aside, Means may have another problem on his hands in that Oliveira plans to appeal the no contest with the Nevada Athletic Commission and overturn it into a disqualification victory.