Tim Kennedy is taking back his harsh criticism of the UFC pay. Earlier in the week, the Strikeforce star told Grapple Talk how he was lucky to have another job because there’s no money in MMA. Kennedy has taken full responsibility for his remarks and issued a lengthy apology to MMA Fighting.
Below is a short excerpt:
“Unfortunately, I made statements that alluded to how the UFC in particular pays its athletes. This was particularly offensive as Zuffa has taken better care of me than any other organization, even giving me a bonus for being amusing on Twitter. My choice of words was poor, not properly informed, and did not match my intent. Additionally, my comments were taken out of context.”
The UFC has not made any statements regarding Kennedy’s comments.
Kennedy was 4-2 for Strikeforce as he prepares for his UFC debut against Roger Gracie. It happens at UFC 162 on July 6. It’s from Las Vegas, NV’s MGM Grand Garden Arena.