Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy lives his life by a certain code as a man who has spent a good deal of his adulthood in the military as a Special Forces sniper. He believes in loyalty, honor, and respect, embracing many of the same concepts as a widely respected Mixed Martial Artist.
As such, Kennedy often speaks openly pertaining to issues he’s passionate about even if his opinion isn’t always going to be popular. The latest subject the 14-4 Kennedy has addressed in such a manner has to do with the number of Strikeforce fighters who have withdrawn at the last minute from recent events including the company’s upcoming finale on Showtime in January.
“It’s pathetic and convenient for every single marquee fighter in all of Strikeforce, that we all know to be going over to the UFC, are pulling out of their fights, two weeks before the final card. It’s like, are you guys fighters, or are you just a bunch of little vaginas?”
“The whole thing seems like a big bunch of horse sh*t. ‘Yeah, I’m gonna call all these dudes out, because I’m a super tough fighter, this is MY hood, fight me, blah blah blah, oh wait, I hurt my wrist, and I’m gonna be going to the UFC, so I’m not gonna fight. I’m just gonna wait and fight somebody in the UFC.’ What? What just happened? Blech. Whatever.”
On the pride he personally takes in being part of Strikeforce’s last show:
“Strikeforce has been good to me. I’ve had a great run with them. I fought for their title twice, but a lot of the fights that I’ve wanted to take place, haven’t, because of relationships with Showtime. I think we’ve kind of been the ugly, red-headed step child that shows up at Christmas that nobody is truly excited to see. That’s how it’s felt for the past couple years.”
“I’m excited to be on the final show, and I think it’s a testament to the guys that are still on the show, that they are actually real fighters, and not just going out there to make a buck and promote themselves. Great things will happen after this.”
SOURCE: Bloody Elbow
PHOTO CREDIT: Strikeforce