Veteran Strike Force, Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC and military man Tim Kennedy may not be done with his Mixed Martial Arts career just yet, according to reports from UFC Tonight.
The last time the 35 year old entered into the cage in the UFC was in September 2014 when he suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of Yoel Romero Palacio at UFC 178 under extremely controversial circumstances.
And obviously, that defeat had an effect on the psyche of the American Sergeant and he does not want to bow out of the sport on the back of a defeat and feels that he has one more fight left in him. The opponent that Kennedy has in mind for that fight is former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
And as if that alone was not exciting enough, Kennedy wants to insert a little stipulation – the loser of the fight will have to pack his bags up and leave the UFC.
The Brazilian recently suffered a heavy defeat in a match for the number one contender’s slot for the UFC Middleweight Championship to Luke Rockhold via submission. Kennedy is currently in South Africa where he is filming a new television show and he has plenty of room in his schedule in the fall for a showdown against Lyoto Machida.
The Dragon’s manager later spoke to several media outlets about the possibility of the match taking place and Ed Soares said that Lyoto Machida is keen about the match’s prospect, although he admitted that he does not want to be the one who kicked Tim Kennedy out of the UFC and into retirement. However, if that stipulation was to inserted into the contract for the fight, Machida would have no qualms about signing it whatsoever, regardless of his recent run.