Tim Kennedy once decapitated a Taliban fighter with a spinning heel kick.
Tim Kennedy once slipped a guillotine choke on an al-Qaida terrorist and didn’t pay attention when the guy tapped. Or when his head popped off.
Yeah, I’m making this up. But it could have happened. Most of Kennedy’s actions in the Special Forces are classified, so we’ll never know all the bad-ass stuff this Iraq and Afghanistan veteran has done.
If you want to see a real Kennedy fight, not ones that I’ve made up in my head, tune in to Showtime tonight and watch him take on Trevor Prangley at “Strikeforce: L.A.”
For those of you who don’t know, Kennedy is an NCO in the Texas National Guard after serving on active duty for six years, where he deployed to the war zones multiple times as part of the 7th Special Forces Group and earned a Bronze Star with Valor. He was also involved in the Army combatives program, and won the light heavyweight division at the all-Army combatives tournament three straight years.
Kennedy is 7-2 as a pro fighter, including a 2-0 record since joining Strikeforce since 2008. This is Kennedy’s first fight since September 2009. Judging by this interview, he’s pretty confident going into the matchup with the 37-year-old Prangley, who is 11-1-1 since leaving the UFC in 2006.