UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy is never one to shy away from talking about his military career. In addition to being a top ranked UFC middleweight, Kennedy is a US Army Green Beret who has completed several tours of duty with the US Army.
In addition to his work with the military overseas, Kennedy owns a company which trains civilians on how to properly defend themselves. Due to the middleweight star being a high-profile service member, the Islamic State terrorist group, ISIS, personally threatened Kennedy’s life.
Not long after ISIS threatened Kennedy, a USADA employee appeared on Kennedy’s driveway for a random out-of-competition drug test. That didn’t go over too well, as Kennedy held the man at gunpoint for fear of his life.
Widely regarded as a badass, Kennedy took to social media to open up on the horrors he has seen in war, and how he manages to cope with them:
I'm asked daily about how and why I don't have PTSD. I'm probably the last person on Earth you should ask about this…
Kennedy has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon following his controversial 2014 KO loss to Yoel Romero. Recently however, Kennedy ended his hiatus, announcing that he was returning to the Octagon with the intention of fighting PED users & TRT abusers.
With that being said, there has been no official word yet as to when Kennedy will return to the Octagon. However, it has been rumored that the top ranked middleweight will be fighting former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in Evans’ middleweight debut.
Stay tuned for updates regarding Kennedy’s return to the Octagon.