Tim Kennedy knows he will need to score some impressive victories to move back into a shot at the Strikeforce middleweight title. fter failing for a second time to secure the strap, Kennedy is now looking to square off with Roger Gracie.
Kennedy and Gracie both fought on the most recent Strikeforce card, as Kennedy was defeated by 185-pound champion Luke Rockhold while Gracie made a successful divisional debut besting Keith Jardine.
“I read (Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker) said Gracie was the best grappler in Strikeforce,” Kennedy posted on his Twitter page recently. “I would love to prove that is not the case.”
Kennedy sports a career record of 14-4 and would prove to be a strong challenger to Gracie. The former light heavyweight is 5-1, with his lone defeat coming to Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. He has never been tapped out in his career.
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