Poor Tim Kennedy tore his quadriceps muscle prior to his Nov. 6 bout with Rafael Natal in the most unlikely of ways. He wasn't caught in a leg lock. He didn't deliver a bad kick. Rather, he sacrificed his health for an old lady.
This is a torn vastus intermedius. I destroyed it my last week of fight camp but refused to back out of this fight. pic.twitter.com/yeCIKAW26S— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 7, 2013
Per MMA Fighting,
"I tore my quad coming into this camp," Kennedy told the media at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. "The very last week of fight camp, just a stupid thing happened. A lady walked over the track and it was either run over a 65-year-old lady - probably kill her - or try to decelerate in about two meters. I chose to decelerate and just fell to the ground, grabbing my leg screaming not great words."
Despite the injured quadriceps, Kennedy defeated his opponent Rafael Natal by knockout at 4:40 in the first round.