Following the main event of last night's UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3, one had the sense that the fight might go down as Tim Kennedy's favorite career moment. The combination of scoring a crushing KO -- something relatively foreign to Kennedy's career -- and doing it in front of military service members was clearly special to Kennedy as he gushed in the cage after the victory.
Following the fight, Kennedy revealed a bit of surprising news. He'd scored the win with a torn quadriceps muscle (via 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."
"If they had to roll me into the cage to fight Natal, I would've fought him," Kennedy continued. "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."