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Monday, 11/04/2013, 05:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future.

Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow.

“Oh yeah, I will always want to fight that guy [Belfort]. Do I want to fight him clean? Yeah. And I mean clean with him not being on steroids and in Brazil,” he said. “He hasn’t fought in the United States in four years and there’s a reason for that.”

Kennedy went on to say “He doesn’t have an exemption because he failed an anabolic steroid test, so the athletic commissions won’t give him a TUE because he failed a previous test.”

“That’s why he medically needs it, because he used anabolic steroids, and he got caught for it,” Kennedy said. “Now he needs TRT and nobody will give him that exemption because he used steroids.”

Kennedy said he thinks TRT use is bad for the sport, and said that when athletes manipulate the system through TRT use it is a “spit in the face of every martial artist out there.”

Belfort has recently gone on record saying that if the UFC needed him to get off of TRT for a title shot, he would stop receiving treatment.

“I’ve already said that, if they agree with it, I would [stop receiving TRT treatment],” Belfort said. “No problem at all. If they want me to get there in a disadvantage, that’s OK.”

Kennedy responded to Belfort on twitter with this message:


19 Responses to “Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    He fought in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in late 2012 and fought in the USA back in August of 2011 – you sir are wrong. Prior to 2011 the last time he fought outside of the US was in 2007 in the UK. I agree it seems Vitor really shouldn’t be on TRT but don’t go just throwing blatant slander.

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Kennedy is so fricken desperate for headlines because he is totally irrelevant. All this douchbag Kennedy is doing is trying to pull a Sonnen and talk himself into a fight he hasn’t earned or deserves. PLEASE GO AWAY KENNEDY YOU ARE MORE BORING THAN LAY PRAY FITCH

  2. Advent says:

    Aaaaand… His next fight is in Brazil, and his last two fights were in Brazil. His point stands. He can’t fight here cause they won’t grant him and TUE. His statements are called hyperbole, and an exaggeration to pick a fight.

    • UFC 84 Forever says:

      Agree with the TUE issue but there are other reasons for him to be fighting in Brazil; it’s the UFC using him as a show pony to bring in a larger Brazilian crowd and ultimately make more money. He shouldn’t be trying to pick a fight with Vitor 24 hours before he has a fight of his own to handle, regardless of precursory challenges, etc.

      I’m well aware of what hyperbole is, thank you.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    This will warrant Tim Can Ass Kennedys’ funeral

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      I predict by this time next year UFC will have released Kennedy because he has little to NO FANBASE and is miserably boring and afraid to engage. seems liek someone who si suppose to be some kind of war hero wouldn’t be such a coward in the cage

  4. 757 says:

    Kennedy is having a hard time finding a fight because he is below the guys that he is running his mouth about. Vitor would smoke Kennedy. Vitor doesn’t care about fighting you Tim because you have a long way to go. Stop trying to stir up shit. BTW you are right UFC 84.Vitor has fought in North America in the last few years. The point doesn’t stand Advent because your statement is incorrect. Sorry

  5. Dddddddddd says:

    It is what it is. If people can’t see the difference in fighters that have cheated and now are affected by their levels,then I can’t help them to see the truth. I’m not saying Vitor is the only cheat but he’s definitely one of them. Should Overeem and Marquart get a gig in Brazil also? If your fighting for cheats you have no integrity. Period

  6. Hactor Bumbard says:

    Hactor Bumbard

    • Nate "THE ROID CHEAT" Marquardt says:

      Why is noone seems to care about Sonnen who is just as big of CHEAT as any other UFC fighter. Why does Sonnen get a pass after he was busted dead to rights CHEATING with 17 times the testosterone of an average man in his system during a title fight. Vitor is the most tested fighter in all UFC. Dana doesn’t even like Vitor because he ko’d his Brit golden boy spitsping. Lorenzo handles all negotiations with Vitor and his camp so anyone why thinks Dan is somehow trying to help Vitor cheat has their heads up their asses. NOONE wants Vitor to lose more than Dana

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