ISIS has made a habit of targeting Americans. Though this time it appears the “JV squad” has picked a fight with the Varsity.
Tim Kennedy is a UFC Middleweight fighter. He is also a Special Forces veteran, and a Sergeant First Class with the Texas National Guard. Recently, federal authorities spoke with Kennedy about what they believe to be serious threats from ISIS and ISIS-sympathetic forces.
Kennedy addressed the issue on Facebook. According to Fox News:
“Just spoke to the FBI regarding some recent credible threats towards me by #ISIS,” Kennedy wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday. “They were not overly thrilled with my response…’Let those cowards come.’”
As if that wasn’t cool enough, Kennedy went on:
“They (FBI) said, ‘Are you aware of this stuff?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘We think this is somewhat credible,’” Kennedy told The Army Times. “Then I said, ‘I’m kind of desensitized to this stuff, so maybe you should tell me what my level of alarm should be.’
Kennedy, who teaches others to defend themselves in certain dangerous situations through his group Sheepdog Response, told the paper he doesn’t let the threats bother him.
“I teach people how to live with threats like this. Who would I be to be cowering to a bunch of gutless cowards acting like a bunch of tough guys online?” he added.
Kennedy is currently ranked No. 6 in the UFC’s middleweight division.
As a result of this episode, Kennedy is also currently ranked No. 1 in my Hall of Awesomeness.