ISIS Threatened a Former Army Ranger Turned UFC Fighter. His Comeback Was Perfect

“Let those cowards come.”


The FBI has launched an investigation into “recent credible threats” made against Army Ranger turned UFC fighter Tim Kennedy by some ISIS-affiliated idiots. These guys have no idea who they’re messing with.

Kennedy is a 36-year-old fighter with an 18-5 record, but he’s the rare UFC brawler who might be even more dangerous outside the cage. As a younger man, he served with the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group and was deployed as a sniper in Afghanistan and South America, among other places. 

That kind of resume tends to attract what Kennedy calls “military trolls” who lob threats at him every day. But the recent threats stood to the FBI, which contacted Kennedy and informed him that they were taking them very seriously.

“They were not overly thrilled with my response,” he wrote on Facebook Wednesday, “Let those cowards come.’”

Kennedy is clearly not lacking in confidence.  In a tweet hashtaged #bamf, he wrote that ISIS “can send who ever they want, as long as they don’t want them back.” And in a battle pitting a UFC fighting sniper against ISIS yokels, it’s hard to not bet on Kennedy. That is, unless the terrorists enlist the help of UFC middleweight Yoel Romero — the only fighter to ever beat Kennedy in a flurry of punches.

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