Browsing: Tim Kennedy

We’ve written about former Army reservist and current professional mixed martial artists Kris “Savage” McCray before. Don’t believe us? Shortly after that feature appeared in the Military Times print publications, “Savage” finished second in The Ultimate Fighter 11, submitting to a Court McGee choke in the second round of the season’s final match. It was his first of three UFC losses in nine months. After dropping a decision to Josh Hathaway last March, McCray was out of the top-tier fighting league. He’s won two fights since, via decision, in lower-level promotions. But a report from Sherdog.com has McCray heading back…

Before we bring you a few notes on military-related mixed martial arts, a brief foreign policy discussion from Strikeforce middleweight contender and Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy: @dominicanlou84 @brianstann they are dumb. — Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 4, 2012 You want to argue with him? 1. ‘The Count’ strikes back: In addition to foreign policy, Kennedy also weighed in on fiscal responsibility recently, saying last month that UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping was overpaid for his Dec. 3 knockout over Jason “Mayhem” Miller at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. Bisping reportedly pocketed more than $400,000 for dispatching…

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…

For my money, Twitter is the greatest invention since central air conditioning. One of the many reasons I love Twitter is that it allows nobodies like me to hear famous athletes and celebrities speak without a filter. This week Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) initiated a war of Tweets with fellow MMA middleweight fighter Michael Bisping (@bisping). It started on Tuesday, when Kennedy launched this salvo in the direction of Bisping: [blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/#!/TimKennedyMMA/status/70536816268288000″] First, the backstory. Kennedy’s friend Jorge Rivera (@Jorge_Conquista) fought Michael Bisping at UFC 127. Prior to the fight, Rivera and Ranger Up — an MMA apparel company run…

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.…

Get hyped for some blood, sweat and triangle chokes. Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, we will be broadcasting the first round of the Army Combatives tournament from Fort Benning on ArmyTimes.com and MilitaryTimes.com. Check back then for a link to our coverage page, which will include bracket information and results. Past winners of the combatives tournament include Staff Sgt. Tim Kennedy, who now fights professionally for Strikeforce.

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…

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