UFC Fight Night 146: Tim Means suffers gruesome broken ankle after brutal knockout by Niko Price in Wichita

Fighter Tim Means suffered a brutal knockout at UFC Fight Night 146 and snapped his ankle in the process.

Welterweight Means took on Niko Price in Wichita, Kansas, and lost in the first round of their bout.

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Tim Means suffered a broken ankle at UFC Fight Night 146

The pair were slogged it out during the first five minutes with both fighters landing some heavy blows.

Means looked to be on top after scoring a takedown and several good shots that rocked Price.

As the round was ending, Price landed a savage hook to knock down his opponent before a few strikes on the ground saw the referee intervene.

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I do my best to leave it all in the ring everytime out so the fans can get what they paid for. Wasn’t my night I have to get surgery broken tibia and ankle. Niko caught me with a punch and my foot got stuck under me. Much respect to @hybridufc . See y’all down the road. Thankyou to everyone for the kind words.

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The knockout landed him a $50,000 performance of the night bonus.

Means suffered a broken ankle and tibia that required surgery to repair the damage.

As he was knocked down by Price, his ankle got caught under him and snapped.

He shared a gruesome picture on Instagram of the injury and posted an update.

“I do my best to leave it all in the ring every time out so the fans can get what they paid for,” Means wrote.

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“Wasn’t my night. I have to get surgery, broken tibia and ankle. Niko caught me with a punch and my foot got stuck under me. Much respect to [Price]. See y’all down the road. Thank you to everyone for the kind words.”

It is a different story for Price who now has his sights set on Kamaru Usman, who won the welterweight belt at UFC 235.

“I’m looking to the top – I want that belt,” he told MMA Junkie. “I want Usman. He’s really cool. But I’ve got to work my way up to him and I know that.

“I’m not trying to say, put me in there now. I’ve still got to get better, and he’s a great fighter. One day, I would love to stand across the cage from him, whether he’s holding the belt or not.”

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