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Thursday, 05/03/2012, 12:22 pm

Tim Kennedy Believes The Strikeforce Middleweights Can Hang With The UFC's Top 10


“When you see guys that are vacating other organizations like Hector Lombard, you know, is there an opportunity for him to be brought over to us? Absolutely not. Nobody has even considered it. Of course he’s going to go straight to the UFC, and that leaves us with Jacare, Luke, and myself. The three of us, I’m pretty sure, we could fight, on any given night, with any of the top 10 UFC guys, and it would be a very, very competitive fight. As it stands, it’s the three of us. If I beat Luke, in the summer, and I have the title, what’s left for me? I guess I’ll fight Jacare again. Whether I beat Jacare, or he beats me, then what? They’ll have me fight Luke again? It’s just this painful cycle, and I want fresh blood. I want to fight. I don’t even think they’re better fighters. I just think they’re more well known because they fight for a promotion that wants to push their athletes. Again, I have to wait. I want that title. I’m whatever, 5-1 or 6-1 in Strikeforce, with a close loss for my last title fight. I think I deserve that title, and once I have that title, I really want to push to bring in some fresh fighters for all of us, not just for me.”

In an interview with Tap Out Radio, Strikeforce middleweight contender Tim Kennedy explains what he thinks is his place amongst the world’s best.

Robbie Lawler, Jacare Souza, Luke Rockhold and Kennedy all have a viable shot at making an impact in the UFC, but do you think they can break into the top 10 with ease?

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