UFC 205: Tim Kennedy Says “New York Was The Genesis of Who I Am”
By FCF Staff
Tim Kennedy is scheduled to fight Rashad Evans at the UFC’s first ever card in New York City, and for the veteran fighter, it’s extremely fitting that he’s competing at the event.
Kennedy will take Evans on at UFC 205, which will be hosted by the iconic Madison Square Garden on November 12th. Recently the decorated soldier spoke to UFC.com about the upcoming fight. After noting that he decided to enlist in the United States Army following the 9/11 attacks, Kennedy also stated:
“New York was the genesis of who I am and what I became,” he said. “To become a Special Forces sniper, a Ranger-qualified Green Beret, having gone to every single corner of the world, fighting terrorism for America. And New York is the beginning of all of that for me. My family – my dad, my grandparents – they’re from upstate, so I have a connection to the state itself, and it’s significant to me on a lot of different levels. It’s the jewel of the American spirit, it is the true melting pot, it’s the cornerstone of what America is. Even though the state itself and the politics and all that junk don’t necessarily jibe with who I am, New York is America. It’s still blue collar, it’s still hard work, it’s still the Yankees, it’s still everything that sometimes we wish we were and sometimes we’re not.”
The 37 year-old Kennedy hasn’t fought since September, 2014, when he was stopped by Yoel Romero. Prior to that Kennedy had won four in a row.