Tim Kennedy hinted at the notion of being a “gatekeeper” on Twitter recently, saying people will take that comment away when they find out his next opponent.
Kennedy, a former contender to the Strikeforce middleweight title, proclaimed himself as the next fighter to try and stop the rolling Vitor Belfort in Brazil later this year.
“I’m going to Brazil to fight Vitor,” Kennedy posted on Twitter. “I’m bringing ranger panties, Greg Jackson and Ranger Up.”
Kennedy (16-4) scored a victory over Roger Gracie in his Octagon debut recently. Belfort (23-10), meanwhile, has been pushing for a title fight, but the belt is locked up between champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva through December.
The UFC is set to return to Brazil next month, again in September, and rumored for another card in October. The first two lineups are set, meaning October could be the date.