UFC 205: Tim Kennedy Says Rashad’s “Chin Has Diminished”

Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans

Besides an epic headliner between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, the New York City fight card features a middleweight clash between former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy, a bout not to be missed by any fight fans.

As many already know both fighters have been away from the cage for quite some time, but Kennedy still feels his advantage over Evans is his chin. Over the years, Kennedy believe Evans’ chin has “diminished” and can’t take shots like he used to.

Kennedy said,

No, his chin has diminished. You know, he can’t take the shots he used to. His wrestling, you know, Ryan Bader exposed that he hasn’t been putting the work in. He knows I’m going to be moving forward as a wrestler, he knows I’m going to come forward with big heavy hands, so if there is a moment where he makes a mistake, I’m going to capitalize on it and hurt him. And if I touch his chin or put him on his back, he has a fight, and we’re going to be in both of those positions. So no, he’s not the same fighter he was when he knocked out Chuck Liddell. And I’m the same fighter if not better then I was 5 years ago, so November 12 is going to be tough fight for him.

Despite the advantage, Kennedy thinks fighting Evans is like coming back for a super fight, which is exactly what he wants.

I wouldn’t have come back for anything less than anything gigantic, monumental, you know, like historic and fighting Rashad who is a former champion, who is coming down to 185, that itself is a huge deal you know. Getting to fight Rashad at 185 for the first time in his career it’s huge. That’s almost a super fight, and then for it to be at Madison Square Garden, at the first event in New York, that’s almost too good to pass up. And then, you pile on top of that, you know, Michael Bisping being the champion, a new company owning the UFC.

UFC 205 will be held on November 12, 2016 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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