Top ranked UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy has always been an outspoken fighter. From how Yoel Romero’s stool-gate controversy was handled, to the UFC’s Reebok deal, and now even with ISIS, Kennedy never shy’s away from giving his honest thoughts.
Apparently Kennedy, a US Special Forces member, has received several threats from notorious terrorist group ISIS, however he doesn’t seem too phased by the situation.
Kennedy spoke to the Army Times to discuss the situation:
“Apparently a couple of them were legitimate in trying to, from what the FBI said, plan stuff.”
“They said, ‘Are you aware of this stuff?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘We think this is somewhat credible.’ Then I said, ‘I’m kind of desensitized to this stuff, so maybe you should tell me what my level of alarm should be.’”
“What’s the definition of terrorism? It’s to achieve an objective through the use of force and fear. These are just nasty, evil, disgusting human beings who disrespect human life. 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?”
In addition, Kennedy took to his Facebook fan page to update fans on the situation.
Just spoke with the FBI regarding some recent credible threats towards me by #ISIS They were not overly thrilled with my response… “Let those cowards come”