Why Tim Kennedy is returning to active duty
Former UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy recently retired from fighting, but stays as badass as he wants to be. Kennedy founded Sheepdog Response, shills for Ranger Panties which only makes sense as he co-owns Ranger Up, spends time Hunting Hitler for the History Channel, advocates for a cleaner more equitable sport, appeared in the veteran-made, crowd-funded, star-studded zombie apocalypse movie “Range 15,” among other endeavors.
The former Ranger-Qualified Green Beret and decorated combat veteran who was awarded the Bronze Star for valor under fire has now decided to return to active duty. Kennedy explained his motivation during a recent interview with FOX News.
“I’ve got hope again,” said Kennedy, as transcribed by Ryan Harkness for MMA Mania. “The military, we got our teeth back. We dropped the biggest bomb, 11 tons of TNT essentially goes into destroying everything in a mile radius. We have [Secretary of Defense James] Mattis, we have [National Security Adviser H.R.] McMaster, we’ve got a reinvigorated, hopeful, beautiful military that is proud to be back on the team.”
“So I jumped out of a helicopter last weekend and raised my hand to say I’ll protect the constitution. Because I got people that will back me now. We’re here to do work, we’re here to win a war that we’ve been fighting and just holding onto for sixteen years, and that’s about to change. We’re definitely in the groove right now. I’m not saying we’re in disco mode yet, but we’re on our way to it.”
“World War II was the last time we truly could stand together and say this is evil, we have to stop that. Fascism, the murdering of helpless Jews in the street, wearing a gold star. That was the last time that we all stood together. This is similar. These people are radical. They are insane. They’ll do anything they can with any weapon they can put their hands on to hurt everything that you love.”
“So we can stand together and fight that. This is a nation, this is us saying, ‘No no, you cannot throw gays off buildings. You can’t drown people. That’s not going to happen. We’re going to fight you tooth and nail, we’re going to do it together.’ And now we have people that are back in the military that are going to do just that.”
Kennedy also had a personal message for Isis:
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