Special Forces Soldier Turned UFC Fighter Gets ‘Credible Threats’ From Islamic State. The FBI Wasn’t ‘Thrilled’ With His Response — but His Fans Likely Will Be.

The Islamic State has reportedly made a number of “credible threats” against former Special Forces soldier and UFC fighter Tim Kennedy. He said FBI agents weren’t “overly thrilled” with his response to the potential terrorists — but his fans likely will be.

“Just spoke with the FBI regarding some recent credible threats towards me by ‪[the Islamic State]They were not overly thrilled with my response… ‘Let those cowards come,’” he wrote on Facebook.

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"

Posted by Tim Kennedy on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In another Facebook post, Kennedy said the Islamic State can “send whoever they want, as long as they don’t want them back.”

Kennedy’s defiant attitude seemingly comes from a lifetime of training and living his live under a simple mantra:

“Every time you train, train with the motivation and purpose that you will be the hardest person someone ever tries to kill.”

This isn't something new. This is how I live my life… Let those cowards come. "Every time you train, train with the…

Posted by Tim Kennedy on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kennedy, a Green Beret, told Army Times that a “couple” of the threats he received on social media turned out to be “legitimate,” though he receives multiple threats a day from various users.

“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,’” he added.

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