Tim Kennedy: “If you are a fighter, act like it.”

Former US Army Ranger Tim Kennedy left his military career to fight full time in mixed martial arts, but because of the way Strikeforce was run in 2011-12 that’s not necessarily what happened. Even UFC President Dana White is on record as saying he thought  the way the fighters were treated was awful, and fans will be hard pressed to find a person who disagrees with him.

Kennedy is no exception. He was scheduled to fight multiple opponents over the past four months only to see the tilts fall apart, and now that 2012 is in the books he is frustrated with only fighting one time in the year. Fortunately, Kennedy is scheduled to face Trevor Smith this Saturday night at the final Strikeforce card, Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.

Kennedy told MMAWeekly:

“I’m a business owner I have employees and there’s been transitional periods where we’re moving from one warehouse to another, or we’re maybe being bought out by another company, but regardless I’m going to take care of my employees. I think your first obligation as an employer is to the people that work for you.”

Kennedy on fighting his final Strikeforce fight.

“I’m still going to go out and fight, I’m going to fight a risky fight against a guy that’s dangerous that nobody knows on the last Strikeforce card. If you’re a fighter, act like a fighter and go out and fight and stop acting like a little p*ssy and go out and fight.”