UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy Re-Enlists to Go Fight ISIS

UFC welterweight Tim Kennedy may have retired from the octagon this year, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to stop throwing down against the people standing in his way.

No sir, Kennedy has just announced he is re-enlisting in the United States Army Special Forces unit in order to go and fight ISIS.

Having started his mixed martial arts career over twenty years ago in 1996, Kennedy amassed a record of 30 wins and 1 loss as an amateur, and 18 wins and 6 losses as a professional in the cage.

Constantly seen in the media spruiking the armed forces, it was never a surprise to see Kennedy headlining or featuring on cards specifically put on to entertain the United States’ defense personnel. The UFC put on a three “Fight for the Troops” events, featuring veterans such as Kennedy, Colton Smith, Neil Magny and Liz Carmouche.

In a post on his Facebook account, Kennedy thanked his fans, his opponents, coaches and family for supporting his career as a fighter before announcing his retirement at 37 years old.

With his sights now firmly set on ISIS, Kennedy will look to deploy in the Middle East once more, having already visited Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the 7th Special Forces Group. He would later be awarded the Bronze Star medal for his displays of heroism while under fire in the region.

Kennedy announced his intention to go after ISIS in another Facebook post:

“Dear ISIS, If you are lucky enough to kill a Special Forces operator, the possibility of us dropping the biggest non-nuclear bomb ever made on you should be the least of your concerns. There is a vengeance and wrath associated with the loss of one of our brothers. May God have mercy on your soul because we are coming and we will have none to give. Sincerely, The U.S. Military.”

Kennedy had been waiting to see if Donald Trump would be elected as president before deciding if he would enlist once more.

“When Donald Trump starts putting guys like General Mattis and General McMaster in my chain of command, dude, let me tell you how good my life is about to get,” he said.

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