Tim Kennedy Takes Shot at Both Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson

John HeinisSenior Analyst INovember 9, 2013

Nov 6, 2013; Fort Campbell, KY, USA; Tim Kennedy (red gloves) celebrates his win against Rafael Natal (blue gloves) in the middleweight bout during UFC Fight for the Troops at Fort Campbell. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports
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UFC Fight Night 31 winner Tim Kennedy is one of the sport's most outspoken personalities when it comes to testosterone replacement therapy. Therefore, he naturally had something to say about the UFC Fight Night 32 main event between Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort. 

Saturday night's even headliners are both longtime users of TRT, and as Kennedy has told Bleacher Report in the past, the controversial treatment has no place in the sport. 

As a result, it should come as no surprise that he couldn't resist taking a shot at the two fight veterans when making his bout predictions.

My picks for #ufn32 : Laflare, Thatch, Cavalcante, Ferreira, and in the main event I have TRT for the win.

— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 9, 2013

The Greg Jackson's MMA Fighter—who is No. 10 in the UFC's official middleweight rankings following his knockout of Rafael Natal—was originally offered to fight "The Phenom" at the event. 

However, Belfort turned the matchup down, stating he wasn't fighting at middleweight again until a title was on the line, per MMA Fighting

Since losing a Strikeforce title bout to Luke Rockhold in July of last year, Kennedy has rattled off three straight wins - 2 inside the Octagon - and appears to be priming himself for a grudge match with Michael Bisping.  

During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, Henderson indicated that he doesn't mind discontinuing TRT for a few months at a time, while Belfort has maintained his stance that he has never abused the treatment

Belfort has been a frequent target of Kennedy's online taunts, so it is unlikely he will have anything to say this time around, but it will be intriguing to see if Henderson responds to the slight directed at him. 


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.