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Tim Kennedy won UFC main event with torn quadriceps

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UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy fought with a torn quadriceps muscle Wed. night (twitter.com/TimKennedyMMA)

Tim Kennedy scored the biggest win of his MMA career Wednesday at UFC Fight for the Troops III and says he managed to do it with a tear in his quadriceps muscle of one of his legs. Kennedy fought late-replacement Rafael Natal in front of his fellow military service men and women at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and scored a first round knockout win.

"I tore my quad coming into this camp," Kennedy told the assembled media after Wednesday's event .

"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.

"If they had to roll me into the cage to fight Natal, I would've fought him," Kennedy said of his main event opponent.

"In the cage, once they hoisted me up and lifted me into the cage, Natal would've had to shoot me and bludgeon me to death until I quit...I'm too dumb to care."

Kennedy will clearly have to take some time to heal and rehabilitate his injured leg but he already knows who he wants to fight next - Michael Bisping. The former Army Ranger took to twitter and used modesty to insult and call out the injured British fighter.

Tim Kennedy ‏@TimKennedyMMA
I don't think I have earned a shot at any of the top guys. I think the @UFC should give me someone like @bisping

Bisping is out with an eye injury. He was quick to reply to Kennedy, however, saying they could lock up this spring.

michael ‏@bisping
Well it's simple. Call the UFC and say u wanna fight me in April. Put your money where your mouth is big shot.

Do you think Kennedy is ready to take on a UFC veteran like Bisping? Let us know who you got if the two should fight in the comments section.

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