Nov 6, 2013; Fort Campbell, KY, USA; Tim Kennedy (red gloves) fights Rafael Natal (blue gloves) in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight for the Troops at Fort Campbell. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Kennedy drafts five-round fight agreement for Michael Bisping bout

After his impressive knockout victory over Rafael Natal, Tim Kennedy spent the last part of 2013 campaigning for a fight against Michael “The Count” Bisping.

Kennedy’s latest effort to materialize the match has come in the form of him drafting bout agreement for the fight. Some of the terms include the following:

BOUT DATE means ANY DATE he actually mans up or such other date as ZUFFA desginate, in its sole discretion.

BOUT LOCATION means ANY WHERE (but he will probably only want to fight in the U.K.), or an alternate location selected by ZUFFA, in its sole discretion.

NUMBER OF ROUNDS means five rounds of five minutes each to a decision.



We have seen fighters chase an opponent in the past, but I have never seen someone draft a bout agreement. The closest may have been when Chael Sonnen wrote a letter to matchmaker Joe Silva and asked for match against Bisping, which happened in January 2012.

Personally I would not mind if Kennedy vs. Bisping took place in the U.K., especially since it gives the Strikeforce veteran a chance to finish The Count on his home soil.


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