Tim Kennedy wanted to fight last night at UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 more than life itself. What people didn’t know is that Kennedy literally meant as he announced after his main event victory against Rafael Natal that he suffered a torn quadriceps a week before the fight.
“I tore my quad coming into this camp,” Kennedy told the media after the card. “The very last week of fight camp, just a stupid thing happened. A lady walked over the track and it was either run over a 65 year-old lady, probably kill her or try to decelerate in about two meters. I chose to decelerate and just fell to the ground, grabbing my leg screaming not great words.”
After the incident Kennedy was still going to fight regardless if people told him to bow out of the fight. The middleweight contender and his team did everything anything to make sure he was ready for fight night.
“If they had to roll me into the cage to fight Natal, I would’ve fought him,” Kennedy stated. “In the cage, once they hoisted me up and lifted me into the cage, Natal would’ve had to shoot me and bludgeon me to death until I quit.
“We did everything that we could, like crazy, wacko stuff. “You would’ve had to kill me to prevent me from getting in that cage tonight. I swear to god.”