Tim Kennedy is coming off one of his best MMA performances against Rafael Natal. In front of thousands of soldiers, Kennedy was able to knock out Natal, snapping his impressive wining streak. It was Kennedy’s second straight win in the UFC, and after the bout, he set his sights on Michael Bisping, who has been a staple in the UFC’s middleweight division for quite some time now.
Over the ensuing weeks, both fighters have taken shots at each other. Here’s what Bisping has said to Kennedy this past week via Twitter:
It’s obvious that Bisping is down for the fight, and he’s made it clear that he’s not afraid to step in the ring with any man. Is this just bluffing, or does Bisping seriously think Kennedy isn’t even close to his level as a fighter? That remains to be seen, but if Bisping does indeed get matched up with Kennedy, he needs to take him serious as an opponent.
A lot of times, Bisping has talked a lot of trash to opponents who have knockout power in their hands, only to get finished in dramatic fashion. This was the case with his bouts against Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort, and Kennedy certainly possesses the skills to finish Bisping off on the feet.
So, regardless of what Bisping thinks of Kennedy, he needs to taken him serious as a competitor if they do fight, or else he could end up on the receiving end of another devastating knockout.