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May 21, 2012

Tim Kennedy Performs Afternoon Delight Scene From Anchorman

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , — Peter Lampasona @ 10:00 AM


 

Strikeforce fighter Tim Kennedy and the people from Ranger Up are at it again with their critically acclaimed series reenacting scenes from popular movies. Pictured above is a rendition of the cast from Will Farrell’s Anchorman singing “Afternoon Delight.” And there’s little else that can be said about that.

Kennedy will be facing champion Luke Rockhold on July 14th for the Strikeforce middleweight title.

May 8, 2012

Tim Kennedy has a Personal Sound Track

Filed under: News — Tags: — Peter Lampasona @ 4:00 PM


Strikeforce middleweight contender Tim Kennedy in conjunction with Ranger Up are back to their antics with yet another Tim Kennedy training video. The above features the Texas-based Big Ol’ Band as the providers of Kennedy’s personal sound track.

Honorable mention in this video goes to keyboardist Breanna Fye, who is trying so hard to hold back laughter that she can’t even pretend to play during the actual scenes and had to be added back in to the sound afterward.

April 30, 2012

Tim Kennedy is a ballerina in “Black Swan”

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 10:00 AM

Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy has been doing a lot of weird stuff lately for Ranger Up, and it appears this weirdness will not stop anytime soon. Here he is in an abridged version of “Black Swan”, donning a pink tutu, make-up, feathers, and whatever else it takes for him to make the transformation. Check out the video and then decide, what was more odd, this video or his gender-bending Katy Perry parody?

April 7, 2012

Tim Kennedy + Katy Perry= Awesome

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 12:51 PM

Did you ever wonder why Tim Kennedy joined the US Army? Finally, your question will be answered, in the form of a jamming music video. Ranger Up presents Tim Kennedy performing Katy Perry’s smash hit “Part of Me”, and your life will be that much better for watching it.

September 7, 2011

Video – “A Fighting Spirit” – NY MMA fighters remember 9-11


Filed under: Features,Interviews,Lead Story,Videos — Tags: , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 11:00 AM


This Sunday marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The way America looked at itself was altered immensely on that date, and a decade later the world is a very different place. Memories of panic and uncertainty are still present, but the urge to keep moving forward is even stronger.



In remembrance of this anniversary, TheFightNerd.com, has released an exclusive short-film that commemorates this event alongside the New York MMA community. “A Fighting Spirit” is a video memoir that interviews members of the NY martial arts community and discusses where they were when the Towers collapsed, how they have coped, and how New York and America have grown stronger.



Directed by Kahleem Poole-Tejada (director of the full-length documentary “New York MMA”) and produced by Matthew Kaplowitz (Editor-in-Chief of TheFightNerd.com) in association with Ranger Up, the film takes viewers around a tour of downtown Manhattan and provides a glimpse inside several of New York City’s top MMA gyms. 

It features many NY-based fighters, such as Renzo Gracie, Chris Weidman, Pete “Drago” Sell, and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, as well as Stephen Koepfer of NY Combat Sambo, Mark Yehia of “Elite Plus MMA,” Rob Constance of “The Renzo Gracie Academy” and President of the “Ultimate Absolute” grappling tournament, and Emilio Novoa, President of ADCC North America. Also appearing is UFC middleweight fighter Jorge Rivera, as well as Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy, who adds the voices of members of the U.S. Armed Forces to this emotional piece.

Please feel free to repost this link or either of the videos on your Facebook or Twitter pages, or your own site if you have one too. Thanks for the support!

May 25, 2011

Technique of the Week: Tim Kennedy’s Spinning Tiger Claw

Filed under: Nerd Stuff — Tags: , , — The Fight Nerd @ 7:30 AM

Strikeforce middleweight contender gained his first taste of notoriety during his tenure in the IFL, and demonstrated this technique for the IFL website in early 2008. The “Spinning Tiger Claw” is a rarely used technique where you spin around and thus allow you to scratch your opponent’s eyes, like a tiger. Basically, it’s a spinning back fist but with a rake to the eyes instead of the fist part. The only problem is, the move is totally illegal in MMA and Tim was just screwing around with the production people. Worst technique of the week… ever. Next time you are at the gym training with a white belt, show them this move and see how long it takes for them to realize you are just messing with them!

May 19, 2011

Tim Kennedy and Michael Bisping have a twitter feud

Filed under: Nerd Stuff,News — Tags: , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 2:30 PM

God bless social media! Without it, fans like us would never know about public squabbles, such as the latest one between Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy and UFC middleweight Michael Bisping!

Kennedy went on Twitter yesterday to Criticize Bisping’s performance again Jorge Rivera in their match at UFC 127, writing “It is disrespectful and unprofessional to illegally knee someone in the face while they have their knees on the ground.” He also noted that he brought this up because Jorge is a friend of his (and both are sponsored by Ranger Up!) and because he hates cheaters, and most importantly wants to fight “The Count”. Bisping responded by asking why Kennedy was complaining about a fight from months ago, which Kennedy replied with by writing that he likes to re-watch old fights to see what he learns, and ultimately learned that Rivera “is awesome”.

As Kennedy mentioned, he wants to fight Bisping and a match with the polarizing Brit would be a great test for both fighters. However, for the time being they are in two separate companies owned by one parent company that… hey, maybe they could do a cross-over show down the line and feature this match! It seems like an early marketing ploy quite frankly to lead into a bout between them, but is that such a horrible thing? Not really, since it sure is entertaining!

Via Bloody Elbow

February 4, 2011

Tim Kennedy’s opponent switched again, will now fight Melvin Manhoef; Miller still on the sidelines

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 11:00 AM

After his decision loss to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in August, Strikeforce middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has been prowling around looking for a fight with lady luck giving him a golden shower for his efforts. Once Strikeforce could find an opponent that was not ducking him, a threematch with Jason “Mayhem” Miller was proposed to cement the trilogy between those two fighters to see who was the better man. Recently, Strikeforce decided not to do that for some reason and put Kennedy up against Luke Rockhold because… they can. Mayhem, however, was left much like Kennedy was months before – without a fight.

Good news for Kennedy though, as due to a reported leg injury suffered in training, Rockhold has been forced to withdraw from their match, and replacing him will be everyone’s favorite Dutch kickboxer (after Alistair Overeem), Melvin Manhoef. Manhoef is coming off back to back losses from Tatsuya Mizuno and Robbie Lawler, with Mizuno tapping him out and Lawler knocking him out. Melvin has been 4-4 since 2008, so his batting average is not looking too good and this fight could be do or die for him in Strikeforce. Against a well-rounded fighter like Kennedy, I hope Manhoef works a bit on the grappling for a change since we know he can kick Kennedy’s head off, but that does him no good when he is caught in an ankle lock.

Strikeforce Colombus will headline the Light Heavyweight title match between Dan Henderson and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante in Feijao’s first defense since beating King Mo. The co-feature will have the Flying female Dutch submission extraordinaire Marloes “Rumina” Coenen defending her title against the Tough wrestler, Miesha Tate.

February 2, 2011

Mayhem VS Kennedy 3 off, Rockhold VS Kennedy on instead

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , , , , , — The Fight Nerd @ 5:30 AM

According to Five Ounces of Pain, Tim Kennedy will not fight Jason “Mayhem” Miller on March 5, and instead will face rising middleweight star Luke Rockhold of American Kickboxing Academy. Kennedy and Miller met for the first time at Extreme Challenge 50 in 2003, where Kennedy won by decision. The pair met once more in 2007 at HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon, again fighting to a decision but with “Mayhem” taking the win this time around. The proposed third match seemed inevitable, until the powers that be decided to scrap it and give us Kennedy VS Rockhold while Mayhem chills out twiddling his thumbs, waiting for an opponent of his own.

Rockhold, a Brown Belt in Guerilla Jiu Jitsu under the Masterful Jiu-Jitsu/Judo jedi Dave Camarillo, is 7-1 and in his last appearance, Rockhold finished Paul Bradley two minutes and 24 seconds into the first round. He also holds notable wins over former Prospect Cory Devela, and “The Ultimate Fighter 7″ competitor Jesse Taylor. Rockhold was then suppose to fight Matt “The law” Lindland in Strikeforce San Jose but received a shoulder injury weeks before the event.

Tim Kennedy, of the United states Army and former Strikeforce title contender, was last seen in a rough and tumble battle against the current Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in a 5 round war where Souza surprisingly bested Kennedy in the stand-up. Prior to the event, Kennedy, who made a return to Mixed Martial arts after serving time in the army, was riding a three fight winning streak in Strikeforce with wins over Nick Thompson, Zak Cummings, and Trevor Prangley.

Strikeforce Colombus will headline the Light Heavyweight title match between the Hard Hitting Dan Henderson and Muay Thai specialist Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. The co-feature will have the Flying female Dutch submission extraordinaire Marloes “Rumina” Coenen defending her title against the Tough wrestler, Miesha Tate.

August 24, 2010

EA Sports MMA reveals middleweight roster

Last week, EA unveiled their line-up of heavyweights and light-heavyweights for EA Sports MMA video game. This week, we now have the official list of middleweight characters you can play as!

Joining the previously announced fighters are Benji Radach, Lyman Good, Matt Lindland, Luke Rockhold, Frank Trigg, Joe Riggs, Kazuo Misaki, Scott Smith, Murilo Rua, Tim Kennedy, Pat Miletich, Jake Shields, Nick Thompson, Melvin Manhoef, Robbie Lawler, Dan Henderson, Gegard Mousasi, Jason Miller, Cung Le, Nick Diaz, Frank Shamrock, and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.

The big surprises this time around is definitely Lyman Good, since he is so far the only fighter representing Bellator FC in the game. In fact, I am more surprised by Lyman Good than I am by the addition of Luke Rockhold, no offense to the man. But, Good is an excellent fighter so I welcome him to the cast of characters. I assume he will be playable in the welterweight category as well. Lastly, Melvin Manhoef’s head is huge. HUGE!

Any middleweight fighters you wanted to see in the game that have not been put in?

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