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Deadspin editor challenged Ted Cruz supporters to a fight, and got answered by two U.S. soldiers

Tim Kennedy punches Roger Gracie during their UFC 162 mixed martial arts middleweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Las Vegas. kennedy won the fight by an unanimous decision after three rounds. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Last night, Deadspin thought they would rag on Texas Senator Ted Cruz for putting together a basketball game in order to heal the tensions arisen due to the 2016 elections between he and his colleagues. Deadspin put out a call for any photos of Cruz playing "baskethoops," insulting Cruz as they went.

Cruz is the one who answered them, posting a photo of his doppelgänger Duke basketball player Grayson Allen. Deadspin was none too pleased with Cruz getting them better of them, and threw a profanity at Cruz, who once again answered back jocularly, and further making Deadspin look foolish.

Deadspin editor Tim Marchman in particular was had a slight meltdown with this turn of events, and took to Twitter to vent his tough guy frustrations in the form of challenging Cruz supporters to a fight, calling them "cuck/Twitter users."

Marchman likely did not expect his challenge to be seriously answered, but as is the nature of our men in the armed forces, two soldiers answered the call.

The first was J.R. Salzman, a veteran of the Iraq War, a lumberjack champion, and a freelance writer. What's more, he does this all with one arm. Salzman is a wounded warrior who lost his right arm. Despite this, the veteran answered his challenge by asking for a time and place to meet Marchman.

The second was Special Forces Operator Tim Kennedy. You'll recall Kennedy recently waterboarded Steven Crowder live during Christmas to promote Crowder's show. This guy isn't just a Ranger qualified Sniper, but he's also an MMA fighter as well.

Kennedy not only accepted Marchman's challenge, but he called the Deadspin editor a "pathetic cyber bully," and offered his email address to make contacting him easy.

As of this writing, Marchman hasn't tweeted since he issued the challenge last night. It will be interesting to see if the Deadspin editor accepts the challenge of these two American heroes.

One last thing…
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