Tim Kennedy 'frustrated' with decision loss to Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza at Strikeforce: 'Houston'

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"I was really frustrated with the end result. Jacare is an amazing contender and now a champion. I was humbled that I was able to go five rounds with him, but I think it goes without saying that I’d like another five rounds with that guy. It’s going to be different.... We’re talking about the most decorated grappler in the planet. I expected him to want to grapple. He countered with me the whole time and I was surprised. I should have put more pressure on him. The only time anyone got dropped in the fight was when I dropped him, but he’s got the belt."

American military hero Tim Kennedy vents his frustration with the judges decision to award Jacare Souza with a unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47 twice) after their five-round battle for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight championship at the promotion's "Houston" event last night (Aug. 21, 2010) at the Toyota Center in Texas. Kennedy thwarted the few takeowns that the decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu attempted during the fight and even scored on a few of his own. He also seemingly outstruck his opponent, based on the statistics, but it still wasn't enough to convince even one judge that he did enough to earn the victory. Was Kennedy robbed or did Jacare really earn that 185-pound world title? See what the statistics from FightMetric.com show after the jump.

 

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