UFC star Tim Kennedy has revealed that he is planning to re-enlist with the US army special forces to ‘fight ISIS’.
The 37-year-old fighter retired after losing in spectacular style by Kelvin Gastelum back in December, and has made the surprising choice to return to military service.
Kennedy is no stranger to the army. He first enlisted in the army back in 2004, and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret sniper. He also more recently served as a sergeant with the Texas Army National Guard.
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
During a recent interview with Fox News, Kennedy explained his decision to rejoin the military came after seeing that the “mother of all bombs” had recently been dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
“The military, we’ve got our teeth back. We have a reinvigorated, hopeful, beautiful military that is proud to be back on the team,” he said.
He hopes to take the fight to ISIS, who he called “a bunch of cowards”.
Referring to Donald Trump’s controversial move to appoint Gen. James Mattis as Defense Secretary and Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Advisor, he added: “I jumped out of a helicopter last weekend and raised my hand and said ‘I’ll protect the Constitution,’ ‘cause I got people who will back me now.”
Kennedy enjoyed a successful career in UFC, after making his debut in the middleweight division back in 2013. Watch him in action below: