Tim Kennedy gets Rafael Natal at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3' - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
Asian MMA is dead
 
Stun Gun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,814
                     
Tim Kennedy gets Rafael Natal at UFC's 'Fight for the Troops 3'

Quote:
Middleweight Rafael "Sapo" Natal (17-4-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) is the winner of the Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) opponent sweepstakes at "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3." UFC officials today announced the switch.

Kennedy was left without an opponent when Lyoto Machida was summoned to fight Mark Munoz
 at
UFC Fight Night 30. Rather than wait for a new opponent, he began calling out middleweights on Twitter.

Just about every active middleweight, to be exact.

Brazilian Natal was on that list, of course, and Kennedy messaged an enticement to fight.

"Opportunity knocks @rafaelsaponatal," he wrote. "You always win, but no one knows who you are. When I'm done with you, neither will you(Tough guy voice)"

As it turns out, the UFC was following Kennedy's feed. The soldier now meets the submission specialist at the Nov. 6 event, which takes place at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Kennedy, a former Strikeforce title challenger, is expected to keep his headliner status on the main card, which airs live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.

"I love that I'm fighting a guy with beautiful bronze skin," Kennedy told MMAjunkie.com. "He looks dashing regardless of what he's wearing. Because of that I hate him. I will have to destroy a beautiful thing."

In July, Kennedy made his octagon debut against submission specialist Roger Gracie and won an unspectacular decision. He was briefly linked to a fight with Vitor Belfort before getting assigned to
Machida.

Natal, who's won his past three in the UFC, most recently outpointed Tor Troeng at UFC Fight Night 28 and was scheduled to fight Ed Herman next month at UFC 167. Herman's is still expected to fight at the event but will wait on a new foe.

Machida stepped in for an injured Michael Bisping, who suffered a detached retina in training for the
fight. The ex-champ is coming off a controversial decision loss to Phil Davis, while Munoz recently
I like this match up, should be an interesting fight. I think Kennedy wins this though



Sig Credit - El Bresko
Stun Gun is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 04:22 AM
Super Heavyweight
 
PheelGoodInc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastvale, Ca
Posts: 4,261
                     
Good. Kennedy 'should' get a win at a fight for the troops event.

Really, how inspiring would it be for a bunch of troops to watch their comrades lose?

RIP Jordan Corder. Watch over me from above brother.

http://youtu.be/d5cUuRoQmMQ
PheelGoodInc is offline  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 05:17 AM
JWP
Featherweight
 
JWP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 1,138
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc View Post
Good. Kennedy 'should' get a win at a fight for the troops event.

Really, how inspiring would it be for a bunch of troops to watch their comrades lose?

agreed but i think as long as they show some heart they are happy

Favourite Fighters
Anderson Silva
Mark Hunt
Bisping
Fedor
Machida
Pettis
Aldo
McGregor
'John' Wayne Parr
Nathan 'Carnage' Corbett
Bruce Lee
JWP is offline  
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 08:32 AM
Welterweight
 
BrianRClover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saint Louis MO
Posts: 2,384
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc View Post
Good. Kennedy 'should' get a win at a fight for the troops event.

Really, how inspiring would it be for a bunch of troops to watch their comrades lose?
LOL, that was my first thought when I first heard he was fighting Lyoto... "well that's going to be a sour night for the troops"... but this should be a good fight, and should be a winnable fight for Tim.
BrianRClover is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 09:43 AM
LONGHAIRED COUNTRYBOY
 
oldfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC.
Posts: 9,117
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Tim must be so disappointed to go from Machida to ....what's his name. And after all of his PR work. Too bad nobody wanted to step up
oldfan is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 10:08 AM
....Omar Comin'
 
El Bresko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia.
Posts: 4,797
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldfan View Post
Tim must be so disappointed to go from Machida to ....what's his name. And after all of his PR work. Too bad nobody wanted to step up
Rafael was one of the dudes he called out and is atleast someone Tim could possibly beat. Can't see him winning any fights in the top 10.







El Bresko is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 10:22 AM
LONGHAIRED COUNTRYBOY
 
oldfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC.
Posts: 9,117
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Bresko View Post
Rafael was one of the dudes he called out and is atleast someone Tim could possibly beat. Can't see him winning any fights in the top 10.
I should have said too bad nobody I give a **** about stepped up. and I disagree about him not winning any top 10 fights. everyone is hanging on Jacare right now, Tim was right in there with him the whole 5 rounds



oldfan is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 10:30 AM
You're Welcome.
 
Canadian Psycho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Eh?
Posts: 7,723
                     
Tim's fight to lose, imo. Not to say that Natal won't give him a good fight.
Canadian Psycho is offline  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 11:03 AM
The 45%
 
ClydebankBlitz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 12,160
Blog Entries: 2
                     
Tim could fight me and I'd still be rooting for um.

ClydebankBlitz is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 11:53 AM
Lightweight
 
ReptilianSlayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,735
                     
I wish this whole "fight for the troops" stuff would just end. This is nothing but pro-war propaganda which is resulting in thousands of innocent, decent people losing their lives. This may be a harsh truth, but it is a truth none the less, the masses of troops are just pawns being used by a small group of politicians and private bankers for foreign policy and mass profit. Ultimately, they go to foreign land and murder strangers. That's what war is, and that's what we're "supporting".

The two sides in every war are manipulated and played off against each other, whilst the bankers supporting BOTH sides of the war, sit, observe and rake in the cash. There is nothing to support. We should be supporting our troops by telling them to drop their weapons and return home to their families, this kind of propaganda makes me feel sick to my stomach.

As for the actual fight, I hope Kennedy loses, I've just never liked the guy.



Your stance on animal rights today is a reflection of your stance regarding slavery in the past.
ReptilianSlayer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome