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Whenever possible, it’s best to let Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy’s Twitter account speak for itself: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/TimKennedyMMA/status/255497717458026496″] The middleweight fighter has read the same reports other MMA fans have seen in recent days — rumors that Showtime may sever ties with the Strikeforce promotion, leaving the group without a TV home and without much chance of survival. Kennedy’s set to fight Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith at the promotion’s Nov. 3 card in Oklahoma City. But that card is now without a main event (Frank Mir’s injury left heavyweight Daniel Cormier without an opponent) or a semi-main (middleweight champ Luke…

Three quick hits to feed your Friday combatives needs. 1. He’s Ron Burgundy? If you’re under a rock, you may have missed this week’s bulletin that Will Ferrell will return to the newsdesk in a sequel to “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” (If you’re under a rock and don’t watch TBS, here’s the official announcement, complete with jazz flute). What’s this have to do with combatives, aside from the close-combat skills exhibited when Brick killed that guy? Allow champion MMA tweet-sender Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy to explain: I know everyone is talking about @_RonBurgund and ANCHORMAN 2. Wait…

Texas National Guard Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy won his latest Strikeforce matchup with Robbie Lawler on Saturday in a bloody three-round decision. The Ranger outfought his middleweight opponent, taking him to the canvas numerous times, where he dominated the grappling. Lawler, known for his powerful striking ability, was able to connect on a few shots but never seemed to rattle Kennedy. One of Lawler’s punches in the second round did open up a nice cut on Kennedy, which poured blood all over the place. Even though his face was a mess for the rest of the fight, Kennedy continued to…

First it was Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Then it was Luke Rockhold. Now it’s … Melvin Manhoef? I guess the good news is that Strikeforce is clearly determined to have Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy fight someone at on March 5 in Columbus, Ohio. According to a report on MMA website Sherdog.com, an injury has sidelined Rockhold just days after he was announced as Kennedy’s next opponent. Manhoef (24-8-1), a veteran K-1 fighter, announced on Twitter earlier today that he’d be replacing Rockhold. A striking specialist, Manhoef has lost four of his last six fights, with all of the losses coming in…

When Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy steps into the Strikeforce cage March 5 in Columbus, Ohio, he won’t be facing Jason “Mayhem” Miller in a highly anticipated rubber match. Instead, Kennedy, a Special Forces soldier who now serves in the Texas Army National Guard, will fight Luke Rockhold, a 26-year-old from San Jose, Calif., who has a 7-1 record. Kennedy’s record is 12-3 and the mixed-martial arts fight will be his fifth with Strikeforce and his first since August, when he and Ronaldo Souza went five rounds for the Strikeforce middleweight championship. Souza won by unanimous decision. When Army Times talked…

Army Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy is ready to step back into the MMA ring. Kennedy confirmed to Army Times today that he’s been asked to fight in the March 5 Strikeforce event in Ohio. What’s anyone’s guess, though, is who he’ll fight. When asked who he’d like to fight, Kennedy was quick to name names -– Melvin Manhoef, Jason Miller, Matt Lindland, Robbie Lawler, Ronaldo Souza. “Pretty much anybody at 185,” Kennedy said, adding that a rubber match with Miller would guarantee a good fight. “I think that’s a fight a lot of people would want to see,” he said.…

Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy has been through Ranger school, served in war zones and fought cage matches against seasoned MMA brawlers. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a more refined, sensitive side to him. The Special Forces veteran is also a skilled piano player, something he talked to Military Times reporter Jon Anderson about in a recent interview about his Strikeforce middleweight title fight on Saturday. Kennedy’s mom had him take up the piano as a kid, and he learned to enjoy it. Today he still finds time to play. Here’s the beginning of Anderson’s story: The sheet music…

The good folks at Ranger Up have put together a short video promoting their brother-in-arms, Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy. He’s fighting for the Strikeforce middleweight title on Aug 21, and Kennedy has been getting more and more attention as the matchup with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza approaches. But After Action ranks this video as the most interesting piece of media produced thus far. As you probably know, Kennedy is a Special Forces operator who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and currently serves in the Texas National Guard. You don’t often hear him talking about specific experiences he had in war, but…

Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy is fighting Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the Strikeforce middleweight championship on Aug. 21 on Showtime. The cable network released this short video about Kennedy, which highlights his unique resume as a Special Forces soldier who has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kennedy talks a little about his Army experience, and how it’s helped him become proficient at picking up fighters in the Octagon and throwing them around.

This is the shot he’s been working for – on Aug. 21, Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy will fight for the Strikeforce 185-pound title. Mixed martial arts websites mmaweekly.com and www.sherdog.com are reporting that Kennedy, a Special Forces soldier with 19th Special Forces Group, will face Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The title fight comes just nine weeks after Kennedy’s last fight – and win – against Trevor Prangley. Kennedy submitted Prangley, a 37-year-old middleweight fighter, during the first round of their June 16 face-off in the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, improving his MMA record…

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