Tim Kennedy: Green Beret, decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highly ranked middleweight mixed martial artist, Katy Perry impersonator.
That’s right, though his resume reads like a collection of all things manly, Kennedy’s sense of humor has seen him don wigs and female attire on more than one occasion — something that his next opponent, Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold, recently told MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani has motivated him to train that much harder.
After all, what does it make you if you lose to the guy who reenacted Black Swan?
“It was one thing fighting Tim Kennedy before, but now that he’s put out all these videos — I can’t lose to Katy Perry and I can’t lose to the Black Swan,” Rockhold said with a laugh. “I’ll be disgraced forever. So, trust me, it’s a little more incentive to train my ass off even harder. I can’t lose to the guy.”