UFC on Fox 5: Means Suffers Sauna Mishap, LeVesseur in Against Trujillo

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2012


Dana White said at yesterday's press conference how happy he was all of his original main card guys were healthy and ready to fight. He said the only way that wouldn't be the case is if one of them slipped and fell off the stage or something.

Unfortunately, a preliminary card fighter did not get the don't-slip-and-fall memo.

Tim Means is off the preliminary card tomorrow after he slipped and fell in the sauna and knocked himself out cold. Dana White reported this news via Twitter:

The UFC curse strikes again. Tim Means slips in sauna and KO's himself so now Marcus LeVesseur vs Abel Trujillo

— Dana White (@danawhite)

It is an unfortunate blow for Tim Means, knowing how difficult a weight cut can be. One minute you are pushing yourself through exhaustion to make the final contracted weight and the next you're waking up wondering what happened.

Weight cutting is especially difficult because it drains you so badly and exhausts your body completely. Obviously, this was the case with Means, who was likely very tired and just lost his footing.

Means' loss is now Marcus LeVesseur's gain. LeVesseur was supposed to fight Michael Chiesa this weekend but was pulled from the card when Chiesa became ill.

Luckily, LeVesseur was still around and in fighting shape to save the fight for Means' original opponent Abel Trujillo.