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Tim Kennedy Bashes UFC Pay

Tim Kennedy thinks it’s pathetic how fighters need to have several jobs to support those around them. The former Strikeforce fighter is one of those who needs to work at least two jobs.

“It’s a good thing I have another job because the UFC doesn’t pay very well,” said Kennedy to Grapple Talk. “Anybody who accepts [fighters being overpaid] as a reality of the sport is sad and pathetic. I hope this isn’t the reality of the sport. If it is, I should probably go do something else.”

Kennedy joined Strikeforce during their final years and was their middleweight champion for a time. He was 4-2 for the promotion, submitting Trevor Smith on their final show in January. He makes his UFC debut against Roger Gracie.

Gracie is 6-1 and also comes from Strikeforce. Since dropping to middleweight, Gracie has defeated former UFC fighter Keith Jardine and Anthony Smith.

They are a go for the main card of UFC 162 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It’s from Las Vegas. NV on July 6.