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Former UFC fighter, Tim Kennedy, goes on FOX & Friends to talk about gun control, masculinity

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Let boys be boys ... or else.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight, Tim Kennedy, appeared on FOX & Friends this afternoon to argue that the United States does not have a gun problem, but rather a young medicated angry male epidemic.

Kennedy’s cable television appearance comes on the heels of a deadly weekend that left at least 34 innocent people dead and more than 50 wounded in two separate mass shooting-related incidents in Ohio and Texas in less than 24 hours.

“There is not enough masculinity,” Kennedy explained. “What we are doing to our boys now is stunting them. We are built, hard-wired to do incredible things — protect is one of them. When you take a boy in school and say you can’t act this way, can’t be energetic this way, can’t explore and shouldn’t do dangerous things, you are messing with the hardwire in their brains.

“Everyone is made different, but men have to be men,” he continued. “And boys grow up to be men. You have to allow them to do that. When you don’t and give them ADHD medications, tell them that they can’t go climb a tree or be busy in a classroom, these are the results. You have to let boys be boys.”

Later on in the segment Kennedy — an active Army Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan — claimed that the ability to manage hyperactivity sans medication is what enabled the United States to land on the moon, defeat communism, and defeat the real Nazis in Normandy.

Perhaps it’s important to mention that he was once involved in “Hunting Hitler,” too.

Kennedy, who rose to prominence as a title contender under the Strikeforce banner, feuding with Luke Rockhold and Robbie Lawler, among others, announced his mixed martial arts (MMA) retirement in Jan. 2017 (read it). His most memorable UFC moment is perhaps the “Stoolgate” fiasco against Yoel Romero, which dashed his hopes of a 185-pound title shot at UFC 178 back in 2014.

To read more on Kennedy’s thoughts as it relates to this controversial topic click here.