You know, watching UFC fighters kick and punch the stuffing out of each other on TV, you’d be forgiven for wondering whether there wasn’t a more productive outlet for all that violence and aggression. After all, these guys seem like some of the most dangerous dudes of the planet, with limbs that double as lethal weapons, and a killer instinct that makes them a veritable force to be reckoned with. They’ve got the skills and stamina to be like real-life superheroes, so you wonder why they settle for fighting in tournaments when they could be out there patrolling the streets and combating criminals: just like Batman or Daredevil.
Or even better, you wonder why these guys aren’t being parachuted into dangerous places to deal with the enemies of the free world one knockout punch at a time. Imagine if we sent Conor McGregor to the North Korean peninsula. If anyone could avert nuclear war by delivering an ass-kicking, it’s that guy.
So if you’re a fan of the UFC then you’ll probably be pleased to know that one of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s best middleweight fighters has decided to retire from mixed martial arts and take the pain straight to ISIS. Bona fide Rambo Tim Kennedy said stated that he’s re-enlisted in the US Army Special Forces to combat terrorism in the Middle East, and taking a look at his record, if I were a fundamentalist terrorist, I’d be feeling pretty damn scared right about now.
Ted Kennedy is one of the only UFC fighters to simultaneously serve in the United States Army (National Guard) while fighting professionally at the same time. Kennedy served in the Green Berets during the Iraq war as a sniper, sniper instructor, and the principal combatives instructor for C Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group. Kennedy was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom multiple times, and was awarded the Army’s Bronze Star Medal with V device; awarded for bravery while under fire.
He captioned a recent picture on his Instagram account with the message:
“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.”
When explaining his motivation behind reenlisting and retiring from the UFC, Kennedy praised President Donald Trump’s aggressive approach to enemy insurgents, and talked about the respect he had for General James Mattis and General H.R. McMaster.
“I think that people like to do the things that they were made to do. God put me on this planet for this reason. There’s nothing like doing what you love to do when you have the support and excitement and encouragement of your seniors,” he stated in a recent interview with TMZ, before adding: “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.”
But it’s not just martial artists who are fighting global terrorism. Recently online hacker group Anonymous has been waging a cyberwar against ISIS.