Strikeforce Middleweight, Tim Kennedy, Wants Robbie Lawler as Next Opponent

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IMay 7, 2011

Strikeforce middleweight, Tim Kennedy, must be having a good week. Kennedy, a former special forces sniper and green beret, spent time in Afghanistan looking for Osama bin Laden. Kennedy is happy justice has been served shown by his MMA-fight?urn=mma-wp1998">interview with Steve Cofield on ESPN Radio.

"If somebody hurt my family, I wouldn't want to sit there and watch that guy executed. I would just want to know that justice was done," Kennedy said.

On top of letting out his feelings towards bin Laden in the interview, Kennedy also talked about who his next opponent will be.

TK: "It's not 100 percent yet, but it looks like it's going to be at the end of July on the Dan Henderson/Fedor card, and I'm already gettin' in my training camp, gettin' ready to go, so for me, I'm fighting at the end of July.  I just have to get somebody to say yes to fight me."

SC:  "Any clue who the candidates are?"

TK: "I'm hoping for Robbie Lawler, that's who I asked for at the end of my last fight with Manhoef.  He's the number two guy in Strikeforce behind Jacare, and if I'm not fighting for the title, give me Robbie Lawler.  Let me fight that guy."

If Kennedy and Lawler were to be added to the July card, they would be added with a lot of good names on the card.

The card features former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammad Lawal versus Reoger Gracie. It also features the other former light heavyweight champ, Rafael Cavalcante versus Ovince St. Preux.

Of course though, the big fight on the card is a bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson.