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UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy has a message for radical Islamists: 'Let those cowards come'

Esther Lin,

"My answer is bring 'em on! We got the force necessary to deal with the security situation."

Oops, sorry. That wasn't UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy, but George W. Bush in 2003 speaking about a potential insurgency in Iraq. Not the smartest taunt ever made.

But back to Kennedy. The former U.S. Army Ranger took to Instagram to announce a new t-shirt summing up his response to FBI intel that extremists want to assassinate the fighter.

The slogan reads, "They can send whoever they want, as long as they don't want them back."

Kennedy expanded on his thoughts in a blog entry entitled "Let those cowards come", saying he's "good" with the fact "Facebook warriors" in the Middle East want to murder him.

"Well, after over a decade of making trips to their land and giving them ample opportunity to make true on their threats, I am excited to pass a message to all who have made these gutless attempts at bullying: I'm still here," Kennedy wrote, adding he's still waiting for one of the "spineless" terrorists to come to America.

According to the mixed martial artist, the reason nobody has tried to kill him is simple.

"That's because they are nothing but cowardly and impotent murderers who prey on the weak. They look for soft targets who don't know how to defend themselves. They seek out the most defenseless in order to make themselves appear stronger than they really are. I'm not a soft target €”and they hate that."

The blog entry gets quite political as he continues, before returning to MMA roots.

"I will not be intimidated by you because I train against people far tougher than you'll ever be, and I do it on a daily basis. You want a fight? You don't have what it takes to fight me. You don't have the courage because you don't even know what that word means.

When Kennedy isn't taunting terrorists into trying to kill him he can usually be found training for MMA, where he holds an impressive 18-5 record. His last outing was a disappointing knockout loss to Yoel Romero 16 months ago, a bout marred with controversy over a late start to the third round.

Kennedy has since spent a lot of time on Twitter calling out "cheaters" like Vitor Belfort and Anderson Silva, and is reportedly to meet with UFC matchmakers to get him back inside the cage sooner than later.

Should ISIS fail to make good on their threats to visit Kennedy, who would you like to see him fight next?

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