Who should Kennedy fight now?

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  1. Jawth

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    Now that Machida is fighting Munoz at Fight Night 30, who should step in to fight Tim Kennedy?

    Rich Franklin has said he wants one more fight, I think he would be a good choice.
     
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    Anyone but Francis Carmont.
     
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    franklin sounds good to me
     
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    Going over the entire active MW roster these are the only viable replacements:

    Alan Belcher
    Derek Brunson
    Chris Camozzi
    Francis Carmont
    Rich Franklin
    Ed Herman
    Brian Houston
    John Howard
    Lorenz Larkin
    Cung Le
    Thales Leites
    Ronny Markes
    Costa Philippou
    Yoel Romero
    Ronaldo Souza
    Brad Tavares

    Brunson, Camozzi, Houston, Larkin, Markes & Romero are all possibilities because they're all on the Troops card already but none of them are main event names so they're extremely unlikey which leaves us with

    Alan Belcher
    Francis Carmont
    Rich Franklin
    Ed Herman
    John Howard
    Cung Le
    Thales Leites
    Costa Philippou
    Ronaldo Souza
    Brad Tavares

    Belcher can theoretically be in a main event but he's lost 2 in a row so that's unlikely. Carmont makes a lot of sense ranking wise but is boring as fuck. Dana wants Rich to retire but Rich still wants to fight. Not sure he could make it son short notice though. Herman already has a fight booked but as we saw with Machida being pulled, he can still fill in and he does have some name value. Howards fight with Hall really sucked and he's just getting back in the UFC. I don't see him being thrown in a main event so quickly. Cung Le is supposed to be doing TUF China soon but maybe he can do them a favor by taking the fight. Leites has name value and is coming off of a great win over Watson. He'd make sense. Costa just lost that snoozer against Carmont. A Jacare rematch makes sense as well but Jacare got hurt against Okami and I don't know the extent of the injury. Tavares has won 4 in a row but hasn't exactly made waves and is not ready for a main event imo.

    So, best possible choices imo would be
    Rich Franklin
    Ed Herman
    Cung Le
    Thales Leites
    Ronaldo Souza

    I'm gonna guess Thales gets the fight but would love to see either Franklin or Le take the fight
     
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    Brian stann comes out if retirement for a USA vs USA fight for the troops.. Haha
     
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    Fuck knows. Franklin is a solid option, if he's game. If not, Maybe Carmont I suppose seen as though he's now a top 10 fighter apparently. Kenendy/Carmont would be the most boring fight of the year though.

    My money would be on Thales Leites. Poor headliner.
     
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    Brad Tavares.
     
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    I like your idea

    that fight should have this theme song all over it

    [YT]dZQwKVspiMA[/YT]
     
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    There will be no MW who steps up and asks to fight Kennedy.

    On a side note, Munoz is going to be obliterated.
     
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    hmm, Army vs Marine Corps.....I like it
     
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    Get Cung Le in there.
     
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    Brad tavares. He deserves a good fight.
     
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    Carmont vs Kennedy can be pretty much classified as cruel and unusual punishment. Over five rounds? Good lord no.


    I'll go outside the box here and predict Phil Davis vs Tim Kennedy at 205 lbs.
     

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