Tim Kennedy Got Some Bad News
By Edward Carbajal
Yesterday while Tim Kennedy (18-5) was making his way to New York news came out his bout with Rashad Evans (19-5) at UFC 205 was off. The card was very big and can almost serve entirely as a main event, Kennedy told Chael Sonnen on is podcast, “You’re Welcome” last week that he thought this would be the fight to get in the title picture. However, Evans pulled from the card due to “medical issues” according the announcement from the UFC.
Whatever the issue was, it must have not been obvious because when the announcement was made UFC president Dana White posted a photo of a shredded 195 pound Evans. Maybe it was the ten pounds the week of the fight?
It was stated both fighters would still get their show money since it was something that could not be helped. Kennedy has not fought since September of 2014 when he had a controversial loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Evans is coming off of two losses since his return to competition and a chance at a win would have been good against the former light-heavyweight champion.
Kennedy called out Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz on social media to try and put all his hard work preparing for the historic UFC 205 card but the bout was still scrapped. One of the old school New York fighters even tried to get the bout restored by volunteering his services since he was available. Maybe you heard of him, “The New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni said he would be ready to go and old school mixed martial arts fans would not mind seeing him in Madison Square Garden.
It is probably a safe bet that Kennedy would not mind fighting either since he tried to save his own bout.