UFC middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy says ISIS has been threatening him, reports the Army Times’ Michelle Tan.
Kennedy, who is also a sergeant first class with the Texas National Guard, said on his Facebook page Wednesday that he has teamed up with the FBI in the wake of receiving the threats.
“Just spoke to the FBI regarding some recent credible threats towards me by #ISIS,” Kennedy wrote. “They were not overly thrilled with my response … ‘Let those cowards come.’”
Kennedy, 36, also claims that he receives between five and 10 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 is currently the sixth-ranked UFC fighter in the middleweight division. He holds a career record of 18–5–0.