As reported on Fighters.com, UFC President Dana White was planning on putting a fight together between Tim Kennedy and Vitor Belfort at an unannounced Brazil show, but Belfort turned down the bout insisting he get a shot at the winner of the Anderson Silva Vs Chris Weidman fight. White, as you can imagine, wasn’t pleased hearing the news, but it turns out that Kennedy isn’t losing any sleep over it. In a recent interview, Kennedy said he wasn’t thrilled with the idea of the fight to begin with, and also gave an idea on who he would like to fight next.
Kennedy told Bleacher Report:
“I wasn’t thrilled about fighting Vitor in Brazil; I’ve always been vocal about being against TRT … I had mixed feelings about fighting him in Brazil … it’s his legacy. He can do what he wants. But I think it demeans the sport when he uses performance-enhancing drugs.”
“After fighting a Strikeforce guy, I wanted to fight a long-standing UFC guy. I’d love to fight anybody with a rich history within the sport that’s been a fighter for a long time. To get matched up with Wanderlei Silva, an iconic hero of mine, that’s the kind of fight I want. I think I can beat everybody in the middleweight division. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here (in the UFC). I’d be doing something else.”
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