Kennedy: Fighters pulling out of Strikeforce finale are pathetic
Stephie Daniels publishes let another awesome interview, this time with Tim Kennedy, who is a full-time MMA fighter while continuing his Special Forces career.
Stephie Daniels: You recently tweeted your irritation about the mass exodus of fighters from this card. What’s your take on the whole situation? Do you think the injuries are real?
Tim Kennedy: Well, I don’t know. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t. It’s pathetic and convenient for every single marquee fighter in all of Strikeforce, that we all know to be going over to the UFC, are pulling out of their fights, two weeks before the final card. It’s like, are you guys fighters, or are you just a bunch of little vaginas?
I’m excited to be on the final show, and I think it’s a testament to the guys that are still on the show, that they are actually real fighters, and not just going out there to make a buck and promote themselves. Great things will happen after this.
SD: Do you find it strange that guys that are out of their Strikeforce fights with injuries are calling out UFC fighters?
TK: The whole thing seems like a big bunch of horse s—. Yeah, I’m gonna call all these dudes out, because I’m a super tough fighter, this is MY hood, fight me, blah blah blah, oh wait, I hurt my wrist, and I’m gonna be going to the UFC, so I’m not gonna fight. I’m just gonna wait and fight somebody in the UFC. What? What just happened? Blech. Whatever.
I’ve never backed out of a fight for an injury. Ever. One time I was asked to take a fight, and I had to decline because I was already injured. I had torn my toe off. I just told them I couldn’t do it, not on four weeks notice, directly following having had my toe surgically placed back on my foot, but I’ve never backed out of a fight I’d already accepted. I’m kind of with Chael Sonnen, where I just don’t get guys backing out of fights.