Tim Kennedy is a veteran of the United States Army, and a two-time challenger for the Strikeforce middleweight belt, going down by five-round decisions in both of them, Kennedy has proved to be almost unstoppable when the cage door closes. He has drawn fellow Strikeforce import and submission expert in Roger Gracie. The two will meet on the main card of Saturday’s (JULY 6, 2013) UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Pay-Per-View.
Kennedy, who made some strong comments about fighter pay — but then took them back, has come forth with some thoughts on the upcoming middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman on Monday’s “MMAHOUR” from mmafighting.com
“I’m picking Weidman. My heart is picking Anderson, my mind is picking Weidman. Because he’s a freaking juggernaut. I was up in New York doing some photo shoot and I went to their gym, this was a few years ago, I think he had one or two UFC fights. I was rolling around with him and I was like, ‘God, this guy is good. Holy crap, this guy is legit.’ Just thing after thing…this was two years ago. I was impressed and I knew he was gonna make waves in the division, and he has. A healthy Weidman is a scary thing. Stylistically, Chris is a tough fight for him. Chael showed a deficiency in Anderson’s game. Weidman is just a way bigger, younger, stronger, better version of that.”
This isn’t the first pro fighter to predict an upset on July 6th, Kennedy’s opponent Roger Gracie also had some interesting things to say, right here.
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