Cape Town - Another day and another middleweight fighter has called out
the new divisional champion Michael Bisping.
Since shocking the world by knocking Luke Rockhold
out at UFC 199 it seems as if nearly all the divisions top contenders have
now called the new 185-pound King out. Jacare Souza, Luke Rockhold, Anderson
Silva, Chris Weidman, Yoel Romero, Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre have all
challenged the new champion in some way or form.
We can now add Tim Kennedy to the above list. Kennedy was
answering fan questions via Facebook video on Saturday and Bisping came up
in the conversation.
"What do I think of Bisping winning the title? [Laughs].
Yeah, so Bisping is the current champion in my weight class. You guys know I
beat the brakes off him for 25 minutes, pretty much effortlessly," Kennedy
"It's funny because he's calling out very specific
people and my name is not ever coming out of his mouth. For obvious reasons
because I could do it again. I could do it tomorrow. I train all the time, but
I could seriously destroy Michael Bisping in a matter of minutes if I wanted
The two men have history that dates back to April of 2014
where they fought and Kennedy walked away with a dominant unanimous decision.
While Kennedy has only competed once since their first meeting he believes that
should they meet again he would beat him once again.
"The last time I fought him I didn't like him - I still
don't like him - and I really wanted to make a point to bloody him up. One of
my coaches was like 'why didn't you just finish him? Why didn't you
just choke him out? Why didn't you make him tap?' Because I didn't want
to. I wanted to put him on his back and punch him in the face for 25 minutes.
So that's what I think about Michael Bisping."