UFC fighter fires back after ISIS threat, 'Let those cowards come'

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FBI Investigating Credible ISIS Threats Against UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy

UFC-fighter and former Green Beret sniper Tim Kennedy has been interviewed by the FBI after receiving 'credible threats' from ISIS, according to his Facebook page.

Kennedy, 36, wrote in a post on the social media site stating, "Just spoke to the FBI regarding some recent credible threats towards me by #ISIS." The military veteran went on to deliver a powerful rebuttal to the terrorists stating, "Let those cowards come."

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QUEBEC CITY, CANADA - APRIL 16: Tim Kennedy prepares to enter the Octagon before his middleweight fight against Michael Bisping during the TUF Nations Finale at Colisee Pepsi on April 16, 2014 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Tim Kennedy connects with a kick on 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 y an unanimous decision after three rounds. (AP Photo/David Becker)
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)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Tim Kennedy kicks Yoel Romero in their middleweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 26: Tim Kennedy steps on the scale during the UFC 178 weigh-in event at the MGM Grand Conference Center on September 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 27: Tim Kennedy enters the Octagon for his fight with Yoel Romero in their middleweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Tim Kennedy poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on September 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 24: Tim Kennedy poses for a portrait during a UFC photo session on September 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) Opponents Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero of Cuba face off during the UFC 178 Ultimate Media Day at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 25, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 6: Tim Kennedy celebrates after defeating Rafael Natal by KO in their UFC middleweight bout on November 6, 2013 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA - APRIL 14: Tim Kennedy interacts with media during the UFC Ultimate Media Day at the TRYP Quebec Hotel on April 14, 2014 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
QUEBEC CITY, CANADA - APRIL 15: Tim Kennedy weighs in during the TUF Nations Finale weigh-in at Colisee Pepsi on April 15, 2014 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY - NOVEMBER 6: Tim Kennedy prepares to enter the Octagon before facing Rafael Natal in their UFC middleweight bout on November 6, 2013 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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He had a similar message in an interview with Fox News over the weekend, calling them, "a bunch of impotent, feeble, pathetic killers that were just trying to be tough guys online. They were tough guys to the wrong dude."

The FBI reached out to Kennedy on Wednesday, according to USAToday, who also reported that the fighter was asked by the FBI, "Are you aware of this stuff?"

"I'm kind of desensitized to this stuff, so maybe you should tell me what my level of alarm should be," Kennedy responded.

This type of abuse is all too common for the middleweight fighter who claims he receives multiple threats each day through social media.

"Apparently a couple of them were legitimate in trying to, from what the FBI said, plan stuff," Kennedy added. Kennedy holds a career record of 18–5–0 and is the sixth-ranked UFC fighter in the middleweight division.

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