Tim Kennedy Not Pleased, Says No One Cares About Strikeforce
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Strikeforce Middleweight Tim Kennedy isn_t happy with the advertising for his upcoming middleweight title fight against Luke Rockhold Saturday night.
Kennedy vented his frustrations at the pre event press conference:
"Take a picture," Tim Kennedy said. "There_s not a single goddamn reporter here. There_s four of you guys. This is two title fights for Strikeforce. It_s crystal clear that nobody gives a s---. They don_t. I knock Rockhold out on Saturday night? Changes nothing for me. Nothing in, like, what media publications are going to cover me, who talks about me, sponsors I_m going to get. Do you know how much money I didn_t make in sponsors for this fight because nobody cares about Strikeforce? It_s insane.
"I_m fighting one of the best fighters on the planet. Not top 10 â€“ like top five. I_m very confident that both Luke and I would clean house all the way to the top one or two guys in the UFC that could finally give us a fight, and nobody cares. It doesn_t make any sense. Just the ignorance of the sport and the athletes, there_s no way we can change that unless you let us fight other guys outside of the organization, and that_s just not going to happen."
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