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Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015

Report: Tim Kennedy Stands by Criticisms of UFC – Reebok Deal

Kennedy (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Tim Kennedy has been shy about the fact he isn’t a fan of the UFC’s uniform deal with Reebok, and in a recent interview, the middleweight didn’t back track from any of his criticisms.

Since the deal was unveiled, Kennedy has claimed that the agreement has cost him considerable money in terms of sponsorships. UFC fighters are not allowed to wear any type of sponsorship, other than Reebok, during fight week.

Recently the decorated solider appeared on “Submission Radio“, and when asked if his criticisms has prompted blow back from the UFC, Kennedy stated (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):

“Here’s how much I made in my last Strikeforce fight with sponsorship money. He’s how much I made in a title fight in Strikeforce, and this is how much I’m gonna make now with the new Reebok deal Like, how can you argue that?” Keneddy said. “Because obviously I’m not an idiot. I’m a good business man. I own a bunch of business. And then they’re like ‘oh Tim, you’re a liar’. I’d be like ‘oh, well tough luck dude. Here’s my income tax statement, and every one of my forms of income is listed and this fantastic quick book spreadsheet, that I’ll provide to the public’.

“Like, you can’t call bullshit on me, because everything I say is true, and then you’re just going to have pie in your face. So I’m kind of like a tough one.”

Kennedy hasn’t fought now since last September, when he incurred a controversial stoppage loss to Yoel Romero.

posted by FCF Staff @ 4:27 pm
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