Tim Kennedy News

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

Apr 14, 2017 5:18 pm

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS

Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy retired from the sport of mixed martial arts in January, this following his UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum. With that said, Tim is still one of the baddest men on the planet and is currently re-enlisted with the US Army where he serves as a special forces...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 18, 2017 8:20 am

Yoel Romero sends Tim Kennedy retirement message

This week, MMA veteran Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA several weeks after dropping a 3rd round TKO to Kelvin Gastelum on the main card of UFC 206. The loss marked Kennedy’s second in a row, and his first fight in over two years. At UFC 178 in 2014, Kennedy and streaking middleweight Yoel...

Jan 17, 2017 7:38 am

Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has announced his retirement from MMA. The Strikeforce veteran made this announcement, which follows a UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, on his official Facebook page. Kennedy’s statement, which thanks his wife, his team, some of his more notable opponents, the military community, and the fans, reads as...

Dec 2, 2016 6:32 am

Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a “necessary evil” in MMAAA

Earlier this week, we were introduced to the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), an organization created with the goal of improving the way fighters are treated by the UFC’s new owners, WME-IMG. This organization has been helmed by a team of talented UFC stars: former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez,...

Nov 30, 2016 5:58 am

Kelvin Gastelum dodges suspension, will fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 206

Good news for fight fans in Toronto. Despite being dealt a sizeable suspension by the New York State Athletic Commission, Kelvin Gastelum is good to go for UFC 206. The Ultimate Fighter 17 winner will return to the middleweight division to take on Tim Kennedy on the December 10 event’s main card. This news was...

Nov 27, 2016 3:45 pm

Tim Kennedy will remain on UFC 206 fight card

Good news fight fans! UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy will remain on December’s UFC 206 fight card in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During last night’s UFC Fight Night 101 event in Melbourne, Australia the promotion announced that they had booked Tim Kennedy a replacement opponent for UFC 206 in the form of former TUF winner Kelvin...

Nov 26, 2016 11:58 am

Tim Kennedy offered to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 206

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 main event scrap against Anthony Johnson with a groin injury. While Cormier was forced out of the fight, it was revealed shortly after that he intended to return to the Octagon in March. With Cormier’s...

Nov 22, 2016 11:34 am

Tim Kennedy calls out Brock Lesnar among others to step in to fight him at UFC 206

Tim Kennedy has been left without an opponent for the second UFC pay-per-view event in a row. Kennedy was scheduled to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans at UFC 205 in New York earlier this month. However, Evans was unable to get a license to fight from the New York State Athletic Commission...

Nov 22, 2016 9:05 am

Tim Kennedy explains why he wouldn’t fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has carved out a reputation as the guy you call when a fighter pulls out of a bout and you need somebody to replace them. Over the course of his incredible career, Cowboy has accepted a seemingly endless list of short-notice fights. He’s the UFC’s original anyone, anywhere, anytime guy. But who...

Nov 9, 2016 3:43 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy rescheduled

After unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC 205 has lost a highly anticipated middleweight showdown between Rashad Evans & Tim Kennedy, fight fans will be pleased to hear that the fight has been rescheduled. Earlier this week when it was announced that Evans had pulled out of the fight, it was not immediately revealed...

Nov 8, 2016 5:10 pm

BREAKING! Tim Kennedy will not get a replacement opponent for UFC 205 in New York

Earlier today news broke that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 205 bout with Tim Kennedy. Shortly after catching word that his fight with Evans was off, Tim Kennedy took to Twitter where he called out four fighters to step up on short-notice. Kennedy tweeted the...

Nov 8, 2016 12:43 pm

BREAKING | UFC 205’s Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Bout Is Reportedly Off

UFC 200, which occured in July of this year, was supposed to be a great card. Unfortunately, its lineup was torn asunder by injuries and PED busts, until it stood out as more of good card. We’ve been much more lucky in the case of UFC 205, the mammoth card that marks the UFC’s debut...

Oct 31, 2016 6:50 am

PHOTO | Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Tim Kennedy Pose for Picture with Donald Trump

Some people prefer to keep their political opinions to themselves, while others are proud to bare their political allegiances on the table. Fighters, of course, are no exception to this rule. In some cases it’s a complete mystery as to which way a fighter might vote. In other cases, fighter’s political leanings can be clear as...

Oct 25, 2016 1:06 pm

Awkward! Tim Kennedy Says that a USADA Rep Watched Him Shower

In mid 2015, the UFC partnered with the United States Anti-Doping Commission (USADA) in an effort to crack down on performance enhancing drug use and clean up the sport. So far, the agency’s efforts to do so have been quite fruitful. It seems that every week, a new fighter is notified of a potential violation,...

Oct 10, 2016 7:36 am

Tim Kennedy Thinks Michael Bisping Will Lose the Title in his Next Defense

On Saturday night, Michael Bisping defended the UFC middleweight title, taking a narrow decision from a former foil in Dan Henderson. In doing so, the Brit extended an unlikely title reign that began with a shocking, upset knockout of Luke Rockhold in June of this year. Bisping’s next challenger is likely to be the winner...

Sep 27, 2016 8:37 am

Tim Kennedy explains timing of his return to MMA

Tim Kennedy hasn’t set foot into the UFC’s octagon in almost three years after a controversial TKO loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Now on the verge of UFC 205 at the historic Madison Square Garden, the Strikeforce and UFC veteran explained the reason of his return to MMA on Monday’s edition of ‘The...

Sep 1, 2016 10:39 pm

Tim Kennedy opens up on the horrors of war

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is never one to shy away from talking about his military career. In addition to being a top ranked UFC middleweight, Kennedy is a US Army Green Beret who has completed several tours of duty with the US Army. In addition to his work with the military overseas, Kennedy owns a...

Aug 31, 2016 9:17 am

Rashad Evans shuts down Tim Kennedy on social media

Following Rashad Evans brutal KO loss to Glover Teixeira earlier this year, the former champ expressed his interest to finally make the drop down to 185 pounds and make a run at middleweight. Reports then began to surface that Evans would be fighting Tim Kennedy at the UFC’s historic inaugural PPV event at the Madison...

Aug 15, 2016 1:23 pm

UFC targeting Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy for historic pay-per-view card

After nearly two years since a controversial loss to Yoel Romero, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is being targeted to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans who will be dropping down a weight class for a middleweight bout, according to Flocombat. According to their sources, the fight is being targeted for UFC 205, which...

Aug 13, 2016 8:34 pm

Tim Kennedy hints at fight with Chael Sonnen?

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy announced he would be returning from his 2-year hiatus for a “big fight” in the Octagon. With that being said, Kennedy didn’t disclose who his fight would be against, however many speculated that it would be a rematch with Yoel Romero, the man to controversially defeat him in...

Aug 12, 2016 12:21 pm

Tim Kennedy set to return to the Octagon for “big” fight

The last time UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy was in the Octagon, Johny Hendricks was the UFC welterweight champion, Jon Jones was the reigning pound for pound king, and Ronda Rousey was still the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Kennedy controversially lost the first fight of his career at UFC 178 at the hands of Yoel Romero....