Tim Kennedy News
John McCarthy is speaking out after Tim Kennedy claims his controversial loss to Yoel Romero ended his fight career
Susan Cox - September 29, 2023
Tim Kennedy slams "pathetic" UFC fighter pay: "I would have made more as a garbage truck driver"
Adam Martin - July 7, 2020
Tim Kennedy shares interest in UFC Fight Island: “I am down for tigers, hands dipped in broken glass, or velociraptors”
Natasha Hooper - June 10, 2020
Tim Kennedy could smell 'booze and weed' on Jon Jones in past training sessions
Tom Taylor - March 13, 2020
VIDEO | Tim Kennedy gives his take on gun debate, masculinity
Tom Taylor - August 9, 2019
After a tragic weekend of senseless violence in the United States, UFC and Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy appeared on FOX & Friends to give his take on the gun debate in the country. Kennedy shared his belief that, more than anything, there is not enough masculinity in America.
VIDEO | Tim Kennedy on Raquel Pennington's coaches, "if they let me out, I would hate them forever"
Drake Riggs - May 18, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-4huFvmrws “Do you think it would have been different if it was two male fighters? I think so.
VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough
Tom Taylor - May 22, 2017
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 Tim Kennedy: a military man, a professional fighter, and now – apparently – a bullfighter. On Monday morning, Kennedy shared a short clip of his foray into the bullfighting world to Twitter, and lets just say he’s got guts.
VIDEO | Tim Kennedy explains decision to reenlist in US Army Special Forces: we're here to win a war
Tom Taylor - April 17, 2017
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com Earlier this year, former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. Since then, the former fighter has stayed very busy, and from the sounds of it, he’s about to get more busy. Last week, the former fighter – who has extensive history in the United States Military – uploaded a fiery post to Instagram, promising to deliver vengeance on ISIS.
Former UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy sends a bold message to ISIS
Chris Taylor - April 14, 2017
Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney's involvement
Tom Taylor - January 23, 2017
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, Kennedy gave an update on this association, which has been somewhat quiet over the last few weeks. During this segment, Kennedy touched on the controversial involvement of former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney, and shed some light on how the fighter recruitment process is going.
Yoel Romero sends Tim Kennedy retirement message
bjpenndotcom - January 18, 2017
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 Romero stepped into the Octagon for what remains to this day, one of the most controversial fights in MMA history. At the end of the second round, Kennedy had Romero rocked and nearly finished. ‘Soldier of God’ survived the end of the round, and was in the process of recovering between rounds. When the horn sounded to signal the start of the third round, Romero remained on his stool while referee Big John McCarthy called for Romero’s corner to wipe excess vaseline from him, and retrieve the stool from the cage. Kennedy complained as Romero continued to sit on the stool, ultimately buying himself nearly an extra minute between rounds to recover. When the third round started, Romero went out and TKOd Kennedy. Of course this caused quite a bit of controversy as many criticized Romero for stalling between rounds. Despite that, Romero explained the reason he was rocked at the end of the second was because Kennedy had allegedly stuck his fingers in Romero’s gloves in order to land the shots.
Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA
Tom Taylor - January 17, 2017
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 follows:
Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a "necessary evil" in MMAAA
Tom Taylor - December 2, 2016
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, former bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw, former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, and former Strikeforce middleweight champ Tim Kennedy. The other face in the vanguard of this new initiative is estranged former Bellator president Bjorn Rebney.
Tim Kennedy offered to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 206
bjpenndotcom - November 26, 2016
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 withdrawal from the event, the UFC has been looking for a replacement opponent for Anthony Johnson, however given that Johnson has not only defeated, but knocked out, every fighter in the top 5 of the light heavyweight division, the promotion has been struggling to find him a replacement opponent.
Tim Kennedy calls out Brock Lesnar among others to step in to fight him at UFC 206
Russell Ess - November 22, 2016
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 due to “irregular findings” from an MRI, according to Evans.
Tim Kennedy explains why he wouldn't fight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone
Tom Taylor - November 22, 2016
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 do you call when Cowboy is left without an opponent, as he recently was when Kelvin Gastelum missed weight for their planned UFC 205 bout? Well, you certainly don’t call UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy.
Rashad Evans, UFC, and Ontario commission release statements regarding Evans' medical licensing
Russell Ess - November 21, 2016
Tim Kennedy says fight with Rashad Evans is off again: 'I think it's brain damage'
Russell Ess - November 21, 2016
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans can’t seem to catch a break. Evans was pulled from New York’s UFC 205 event earlier this month after not being able to be licensed for a fight under the New York Commission’s rules.
Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy rescheduled
bjpenndotcom - November 9, 2016
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 what the circumstances surrounding his withdrawal were. Shortly after the announcement however, Evans revealed that he had been flagged during a pre-fight MRI, and while he passed all his medical tests, it was determined that he would not be granted a license to fight in New York.
BREAKING! Tim Kennedy will not get a replacement opponent for UFC 205 in New York
Chris Taylor - November 8, 2016
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.
Tim Kennedy calls out some of UFC's big middleweight names to step up for UFC 205
Russell Ess - November 8, 2016
Many fans were upset to hear the news that UFC 205 lost a big fight on Tuesday. Tim Kennedy just arrived in New York for his scheduled match against Rashad Evans on Tuesday only to find out that Evans was pulled from competition. Evans told MMA Fighting that he was in great shape and that no one needed to worry about him but was facing an issue with the athletic commission in New York that will not allow him to compete.
BREAKING | UFC 205's Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy Bout Is Reportedly Off
Tom Taylor - November 8, 2016
Tim Kennedy Says He Might Quit Fighting if UFC 205 Win Doesn't Put Him in the Title Picture
Tom Taylor - October 31, 2016
On November 12, on the undercard of UFC 205, talented UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy will return from a lengthy hiatus to take on Rashad Evans. While the Strikeforce veteran is optimistic that a win over Evans should push him in the direction of a fight with current middleweight champ Michael Bisping, who he defeated back in 2014, he’s also aware that nothing is certain in today’s crowded middleweight division. “The [middleweight] division’s a mess, man. It’s a disaster,” Kennedy said on a recent episode of Submission Radio. “It’s anybody’s chance to get that next title fight and everybody wants it because, especially for me, Michael Bisping is the easiest fight in the division.”
PHOTO | Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Tim Kennedy Pose for Picture with Donald Trump
Tom Taylor - October 31, 2016
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 day. This latter option is true in the case of fan favorite welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who has been an outspoken supporter of a Donald Trump in the lead-up to the looming American election.