Stood Up

Updated: September 28, 2013

By RU Rob

Just in case you have been living under a rock or on a rock in the middle of Asscrackistan, Tim Kennedy’s opponent for the UFC’s Fight for the Troops 3 (FFTT3) at Ft. Campbell, KY stood him up to fight Mark Munoz due to an injury of his previous opponent and all-time Ranger Up favorite Michael Bisbing <insert sarcasm>.  This is the second time this has happened over the course of the last month and Tim is a little hurt.  Why doesn’t anyone want to fight a Special Forces Operator in front of an entirely Army crowd?

Tim did not take the news lightly and to be quite honest was a little hurt as referenced in this tweet last night:



That hurt lasted all of about 10 minutes as Tim started campaigning for a new opponent (I think he really, really wants to fight at FFTT3). Having the balls the size of Rhode Island, Tim began calling out every single middleweight on the roster starting with legendary UFC fighter Rich Franklin:














Tim doesn’t stop there and continues:





At this point, Tim flips his lid and goes all “crazy-eyes in a wig in a bathtub” taunting everyone:

crazy eyes













Tim even goes after Wanderlei Silva:





Tim then decided to pull all the punches and launch at Nick Diaz (even though there is little chance he would show up, anywhere, anytime):














The Brazilians haven’t been that reliable lately but Tim is willing to take that third strike:














This continued throughout Friday night and into Saturday with his latest attempt at securing someone to square off against, Tim hits up Shogun Rua (another Brazilian I might add):














There are exactly 39 days until the UFC’s Fight for the Troops and poor Tim doesn’t have an opponent for arguably one of his biggest fights of his career.  Who do you think should step up for the main event?

The first person in the comments section who properly names Tim’s opponent for FFTT will get a prize pack consisting of several RU shirts and swag.  Make sure to leave your email address (it won’t be published) and remember that we screen comments (to keep you from reading spam) so it may take a couple of hours for your comments to be seen publicly.

Good Luck..

And I almost forgot…if you are not following @TimKennedyMMA @Ranger_Up and @TheRhinoDen on twitter, you are missing out!




  1. Nash

    September 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Alan Belcher

  2. Brooks Maxedon

    September 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Carlos Condit.. that would be an awesome fight.

  3. Jared

    September 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Maybe we will get lucky and find a bear in another country (probably at a Russian zoo) and they can sign the bear to fight Kennedy, then two weeks before the fight I assume the bear will pull a hammy (can bears even fucking doing that?) or have passport trouble, which always happens. So without a fight Tim and the ranger up crew come with an idea to do their version of that Disney god turned trailer trash Miley Cyrus video, but due to budget cuts they can’t find a wrecking ball. So the entire video is shot with Tim swinging from a miniature Pakistani donkey.

  4. justin

    September 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    I believe Rich Franklin may end up taking the fight. He has perennially been the UFC’s company man, and may very well step up if they ask him.

  5. Tiffany

    September 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Hey Rob, I don’t follow MMA and I’ve never heard of this guy before tonight, but I’ll fight him. 🙂

  6. Michael

    September 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Chris Camozzi

  7. Darren Ten Napel

    September 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Costa Philippou or Francis Carmont.

    Rooting for Tim to get a fight!

  8. Justin Steiner

    September 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Option A: If you guys will cover my travel and lodging, I’ll fight Tim. I’m 5’9″, 160-ish lbs and spent 11 years in the Army (active & guard). I’m out of shape, look horrible without a shirt on, and can’t fight to save my life if it’s against someone who knows what they’re doing, but Tim could do like a Harlem Globetrotters thing and tie me up like a pretzel for laughs. Seriously, I’ll do it, but you guys are buying the drinks after.

    Option B: I could get our mutual friend, John (JayBee) Butler drunk enough to agree to fight him. He’s long since retired, but he’d do it if Tim put the wig on and asked nicely.

  9. dylan

    September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Chris camozzi [email protected]

  10. Brock Longacre

    September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I’m thinking if Mr. Kennedy gets anyone to fight him (not likely) that it will be a no name rookie that doesn’t know any better than to f*ck with spec. ops.

  11. Dave

    September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I’m going with Rich Franklin.

  12. Jason Anderson

    September 28, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    His name is Lyoto Machida and he’s a fucking bitch for stepping out on Tim.

    I’m looking forward to watching Tim grow in his fighting career – if anyone steps up to him that is! He’s got what it takes in my opinion, he just needs some fucking experience and one good name in the ring to pound into mush.

  13. Johnny Pollard

    September 28, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Chris Camozzi

  14. David Champa

    September 28, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I think he will fight….some no name schmo that doesn’t want to fight him, but wants to get some ring time!

  15. Clay Addison

    September 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Chris leben. I’m pretty sure he will fight just about anyone.

  16. Jacob Reimers

    September 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Luke Rockhold the rematch

    • Jinger

      September 28, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Agree with Jacob it would be great to see Luke Rockhold get his ass handed to him.

  17. Jay

    September 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Chris Camozzi

  18. Mark

    September 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Vitor Belfort!

  19. Duncan

    September 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Shogun Rua. Boom.

  20. Nick

    September 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Francis Carmont

  21. Tyler

    September 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Nick or Nate Diaz. Please shut them up.

  22. Cody

    September 28, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I think Rich Franklin will come through…

  23. Michael Adams

    September 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    He will fight Costa Philippou

  24. Jason Thielman

    September 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    I’m guessing Robert Drysdale.

  25. Eric

    September 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Wanderlei Silva.
    That is all.

  26. jason

    September 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm


  27. Chris Rezac

    September 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I think Rich Franklin will step in because he always stays in shape & loves the troops! Be on the lookout for my twitter campaign! #FranklinVsKennedy #FFTT3 #PLEASE

  28. John

    September 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    I think it’ll be Rich Franklin

  29. Adam

    September 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Tim Boetsch

  30. Eric

    September 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Tom Lawlor

  31. Greg M

    September 28, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Cung Me or Chael Sonnen

  32. BillyG

    September 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Shogun, Koschek, or Leben! Betting on shogun though.

  33. SSG Gehres

    September 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm


  34. FatDave

    September 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Jared “The Messinger” Hamman you heard if here first!!

    (If Jared won’t step up then Clay “The Carpenter” Guida should bulk up and fight Tim.)

  35. Dave Williams

    September 29, 2013 at 12:06 am

    I think it’s going to be an unlikely opponent Tim Botch if Tim Kennedy will fight him consider he’s on a downside right now

  36. KB Enquist

    September 29, 2013 at 12:24 am

    The Black Swan and Tub photo… nice!

  37. sean

    September 29, 2013 at 12:55 am

    stanislov nedkov (east vs. west)

  38. Dr Parks

    September 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

    I would say Allen “Junie” Browning if he wasn’t quite banned from the UFC currently. I think it would be a great match of professionalism vs “Junieism”

  39. Murphy

    September 29, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I think Wanderlei Silva might find it worth his time, actually.

  40. corbin mcquillen

    September 29, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Justin beiber! Because all of troops would love to watch him get his ass kicked

  41. Stephen van scoyoc

    September 29, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Would love to see rich franklin step up and take an ass whooping for the soldiers.

  42. Kristi Brandon

    September 29, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Rich Franklin!

  43. ivan

    September 29, 2013 at 5:54 am

    CHAEL SONNEN! that would be awesome

  44. Niklas

    September 29, 2013 at 7:37 am

    He should fight RU Nick! Lets get it on!!!

  45. Kevin Shaw

    September 29, 2013 at 8:06 am


  46. aaron

    September 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Ed Herman

  47. Jason Mathis

    September 29, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Based on all the RU gender swap videos Tim keeps staring in, I think Fallon Fox might have a soft spot for him and step up.

  48. caleb

    September 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I am sure dana and joe silva came to lyoto and asked him to fight munoz instead of him backing out against kennedy. either fight is dangerous for him for his middleweight debut.

    that said i think tim should face rashad evans since i have heard of rumors of him going down to 185. i would also say dan henderson but he has a fight with vitor belfort. either of these guys being former world light heavyeight champs and great wrestlers would be a great matchup for him and it would also showcase how well of an improvement tim has done with his wrestling.

  49. Rob Wayman

    September 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Larenz Larkin or Uriah Hall

  50. Michael

    September 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Tim will end up fighting….himself – think the scene in Fight Club where Ed Norton beats the shit out of himself in front of his boss – just more badass. That is my prediction.

  51. Recil

    September 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Do just like in the rocky movies, call the bum out, pick someone and just tease and call him out I the middle the Waffle House .

  52. Brian

    September 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I’ve got an idea. I think its a great idea. Tim should go all WWE style. Just walk down to the ring, take the microphone, please the crowd, call out anyone in the stadium, and lets see who steps up. While horrible for the sport, it would be entertaining to watch.

  53. Henke

    September 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Worst case pull on the heart strings of ol’ Brian Stann and see if he will come out of retirement. Doubt it would count for official record, but would be awesome to see the the W.E.D.G.I.E. at full speed.

  54. Nico Suave

    September 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I think Tim is gonna end up getting pulled from the card, and another American Hero by the name of Liz Carmouche is gonna get the top spot, along with her opponent Alexis Davis.

  55. kyle koehler

    September 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    i think it should be condit, however i believe sonnen vs kennedy would be a world class and amazing fight. however, tim vs wanderlie would be epic

  56. Michael Rakauskas

    September 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    I know it’s a long shot but why not…… LUKE ROCKHOLD part 2!

  57. cam carter

    September 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Obama. We all want to see it.

  58. Sean

    September 29, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I’m thinking someone like Brad Tavares… unless the UFC gets a welterweight to fight at middleweight since it’s a relatively late notice fight. Maybe Jake Ellenberger?

  59. Ty Burleson

    September 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    If no one steps up, I’d jump in the ring with Tim just to give the troops a show… I’m overweight and out of shape anymore, so I’d get jacked up, but I don’t quit, and I can take a punch. Hit me up if you need a punching bag just to make sure this fight happens

  60. Kerry

    September 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    strikeforce rematch with Jarce Sousa! Jarce just fought so his weight should be good, and he finished fast and took no damage. Then we will see how much Tim has improved, cause it was a close fight last time with some saying Tim won and others going with Jarce.

  61. Blake

    September 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm


  62. Paul

    September 30, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Cung Le

  63. Dement-ed

    September 30, 2013 at 12:54 am

    John Heinz-Kerry. It would be the biggest UFC PPV. Ever. A great service would be done for America. And there would be much rejoicing throughout the land.

  64. Brian Cassidy

    September 30, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Tim Credeur

  65. ky

    September 30, 2013 at 3:54 am

    i almost want to step into the ring with Tim Kennedy just to say I have a massive pair of balls, but I don’t really have a death wish nor am I a mma fighter of any kind

  66. chris

    September 30, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Chris Weidman

  67. Pickle In Da Butt

    September 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm


  68. Mike C

    October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I’ll fight him. I know I will get my ass handed to me but I dont mind getting beat down for a good cause. Plus, who wouldnt want to step into the ring with Tim Kennedy just one time to be able to say that they did.

    Semper Fi!


  69. Alan

    October 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Chris Camozzi. He can’t ignore the slight on his hair

  70. Jason Anderson

    October 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Looks like he’s fighting Rafael Natal.

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