Tim Means Biography

February 11, 2020
First published on:February 11, 2020
by Ramin

Facts of Tim Means

Birth Name Timothy Carl Means
Birth Place Wilburton, Oklahoma, United States
Famous Name Tim Means
Birth Date 20 February 1984
Horoscope Pisces
Sponsors Reebok
Height 6' 2''
Weight 77.11 Kg
Profession MMA Fighter
Married to Brenda Gonzales Means

Timothy Carl Means is an American professional mixed martial artist from Moriarty, New Mexico. He competes in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a professional competitor who debuted in 2004. He has a MMA record of 29-11-1 (win-loss-draw). His next opponent in the UFC is Daniel Rodriguez who has a MMA record of 9-1-0 (win-loss-draw). Tim is ranked #33 in the Best MMA Welterweight Fighter. 

Tim was born on 20 February 1984 under the star sign Pisces. He was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma, United States. He is associated with Fit NHB.   

Tim Means Net Worth and Earning in 2020

The 6' 2'' has an outstanding net worth of $500,000 that he earned through his incredible performance inside the octagon. He gained his net worth through 16 years of nonstop training and hardwork inside the gym. He was signed by the UFC on February 2012. 

Date Event  Salary
15 February 2012 UFC on Fuel TV 1 - Sanchez vs Ellenberger $12,000
8 Jube 2012 UFC on FX 3 - Johnson vs McCall $16,000
20 April 2013 UFC on Fox 7 -Henderson vs Melendez $10,000
27 July 2013 UFC on Fox 8 - Johnson vs Moraga $12,000
10 May 2014 UFC Fight Night 40 - Brown vs Silva $10,000
26 July 2014  UFC on Fox 12 - Lawler vs Brown  $20,000
20 December 2014 UFC Fight Night 58 - Machida vs Dollaway $24,000
28 February 2015 UFC 184 - Rousey vs Zingano  $17,000
18 April 2015  UFC on Fox 15 - Machida vs Rockhold  $44,000 ($22,000 to show, $22,000 win bonus)
11 July 2015 UFC 189 - Mendes vs McGregor $23,000
10 December 2015 UFC Fight Night 80 - Namajunas vs VanZant $54,000 (includes $27,000 win bonus)
20 August 2016 UFC 202 - Diaz vs McGregor 2  $67,000 ($31,000 to show, $31,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
11 March 2017 UFC Fight Night 106 - Belfort vs Gastelum  $40,000 ($35,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
25 June 2017 UFC Fight Night 112 - Chiesa vs Lee  $78,000 (includes $39,000 win bonus)
18 November 2017 UFC Fight Night 121 - Werdum vs Tybura  $53,000 ($43,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)
3 February 2018 UFC Fight Night 125 - Machida vs Anders $59,000 ($49,000 to show, $10,000 Reebok sponsorship)
30 November 2018 UFC - The ultimate fighter 28 Finale ($49,000 + $49,000 = $98,000) 
9 March 2019  UFC Fight Night 146 - Lewis vs Dos Santos    $61,000 ($51,000 to show, $10,000 fight week incentive pay)
7 December 2019 UFC on ESPN 7 - Overreem vs Rozenstruik $112,000
Career Earnings   $810,000

Tim also receives sponsorship from various companies such as Reebok. Fighting for a long period of time, he has certainly received endorsements offers from various sports companies as well.  

Tim customized GMT 400 SOURCE: [email protected]

The Welterweight is living a happy life with his wife and four children. His next match will certainly earn him even bigger rewards.  

Married a fellow professional fighter, Brenda Gonzales-Means

Tim is married to Brenda Gonzales-Means. She is the head coach for the Fitkidz and FitTeens. The couple exchanged their vows on 19 September 2018. They live a happy life with their children.  

Tim Means and Brenda Gonzales Means SOURCE: [email protected]

The couple has four Children, Two adoptive sons, and Tim's two daughters from a prior relationship according to Rick Wright from Albuquerque Journal. Tim hasn't revealed anything in the media prior to his relationship with Brenda. He had two daughters from his previous relationship but the information about the person is still unknown.

Turning his life around for the Best

Tim was born in  Wilburton, Oklahoma and raised in New Mexico. He was a troubled kid who was taken under the wing of a local trainer. He began his training at the age of 12. However, He was involved in a shooting incident outside of a bar and he suffered a nine-inch gunshot wound in his thigh. He was treated and was given a prescription of painkillers and Morphine.

He began to develop a morphine dependency. After his prescription ran out, he began experimenting with methamphetamine. 

Having meth addiction, he found himself troubled with the law and was charged with aggravated assault after punching a man who broke into his house. He served a four-year sentence after recording a 3-2 (win-loss) record in the MMA career. After being released from prison, he then turned his life around for the better. 

UFC Career 

"The Dirty Bird" aka Means made his UFC debut defeating Bernardo Magalhaes by unanimous decision at the UFC on Fuel TV 1. After three more bouts against Justin Salas, Jorge Masvidal, and Bobby Green, he was subsequently released from UFC due to Low Performance.

He joined the Legacy FC for a short period and after two wins at the regional circuit, he was re-signed by the UFC. Unfortunately, he lost to Neil Magny by unanimous decision at the UFC Fight Night 40. He is still fighting and honing his skills for his future bouts.   

Tim Means vs Thiago Alves SOURCE: Cageside Press

His recent match was against Thiago Alves where he won his highest career earning of  $112,000. His next opponent is Danial Rodriguez in the UFC Fight Night 167 at the Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States. 

Championship and Accomplishments

  • Performance of the Night (2 times)
  • King of the Cage Lightweight Champion
  • King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion

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