With a limited number of options at 185 pounds it looks like Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy is saving his bosses the trouble of finding him an opponent, opting to call out an adversary in hopes of helping facilitate a match-up. According to Kennedy, who has never been submitted in a fight, he’d like to face Roger Gracie before the end of 2012 based on the need for a challenge and some comments CEO Scott Coker made earlier this month.
“I read (Coker) said Gracie was the best grappler in Strikeforce,” Kennedy posted on his Twitter page recently. “I would love to prove that is not the case.”
Gracie, who is of course one of the members of the first-family of BJJ, is 5-1 since transitioning from the mat to a career in MMA. He most recently beat Keith Jardine by way of decision in his middleweight debut.
Kennedy also saw action at the same event, coming up short on the scorecards against divisional champion Luke Rockhold. He holds an overall record of 14-4 including wins over Jason Miller and Robbie Lawler.
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