Tim Kennedy: I could beat ‘slower, weaker’ Dan Henderson

October 27, 2015 10:00 am by Evan Bell
Tim Kennedy

When Tim Kennedy called out Dan Henderson this year for a fight at UFC’s ‘Fight For The Troops’ event, Henderson insisted that fans wouldn’t be interested in seeing the pair fight because of stylistic differences.

Henderson stated that he would rather fight Vitor Belfort in a rubber match, which was then booked and slated for ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ on November 7th. Regardless, Kennedy isn’t ready to close the book on a potential fight with Henderson.

He spoke on Submission Radio:

“I’m a bad match up for Dan. You know, let’s just get down to it. It’s not ‘stylistically’ … you know, he’s not going to take me down. His wrestling’s not good enough to stop my takedowns, and fundamentally, I’m a better striker than he is. So he really has one shot, and that’s going to be his big right hand, ‘H-Bomb.’ So that’s getting slower, as is weaker with his age, as his chin is. We’re kind of both like “Go America” type guys. So that’s not cool. Two America-type guys fighting. And so I think the foundation for what he was saying was: ‘I don’t want to fight Tim because it’s a bad match up for me. I don’t know how I’m gonna beat him, besides maybe landing a lucky punch.’”

Kennedy has yet to fight since losing via controversial TKO to Yoel Romero at UFC 178 in September of last year.

With Henderson only having two fights left on his UFC contract and retirement looming would you want to see Henderson fight Kennedy?


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