Ladies and gentlemen, meet 37-year-old Tim Kennedy.

Igazu falls after taking a boat to the bottom. Amazing power. Breath taking beauty.

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Kennedy is a number of things, but the word “patriot” appears to describe him best.

In 2003, Kennedy enlisted in the United States military under the 18X (Special Forces candidate) program, through which he later completed multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Ranger, Green Beret, and Special Forces sniper, according to Kennedy's website.

During his deployments, Kennedy received several military awards, such as the Army’s Bronze Star Medal with V device, which was awarded for valor under fire.

This is a photo of me during basic training when I first enlisted. It's on my mother's fridge. I'm sure it encouraged countless prayers. Perhaps some of those kept me healthy or perhaps I'm just like millions of other veterans that are perfectly healthy and successful. Since I came back from my multiple combat tours I have successfully competed at the highest level as an athlete, started multiple businesses, and launched a nonprofit. I hosted TV shows, and I am part of a major historical investigation. I am surrounded by similarly successful veterans. Stop insinuating that because someone deployed to a combat zone they are damaged in someway. The veteran community is the strongest community I have ever had the opportunity of representing and working with. Estaban Sanitago Aka ‪Aashiq Hammad‬.... (a convert to Islam) was an Iraq veteran but non-combat arms. Jumping to an assumption about post traumatic stress is ridiculous as jumping to the assumption that he is a terrorist just because he recently converted to Islam. Stop forcing one or the other just because you want it to fit your narrative. Let's get to the bottom of why this man shot a bunch of people in the airport. If he's been radicalized let's get to the root of the problem. If you got messed up while working in the military let's fix it. I plan on going back to combat and I promise I'll return just as healthy as I left. #FortLauderdale #ftLauderdaleshooting

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It was also during his time in the military that Kennedy got seriously involved in mixed martial arts. He soon became a professional as part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

On weight!!!!! It is official I'll be fight tomorrow night on PPV for #UFC206

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It turned Kennedy from a mean, green fighting machine to a lean, mean fighting machine.

Speed, Power, endurance, timing are all important but accuracy and precision are final.

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It was also during this time that Kennedy left the military to focus on his UFC career.

After a series of wins and losses in the octagon, it became clear to Kennedy that he wasn't done serving his country yet.

And in April, with a little convincing from new President Donald Trump, Kennedy decided to leave the UFC and re-enlist in the U.S. Army Special Forces.

While Kennedy says that he doesn't agree with everything Trump stands for, he loves that the POTUS “likes to win.”

He also became inspired by the fact that Trump selected Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

While speaking with TMZ, Kennedy enthused:

“I'm pumped to work for those guys.”

But what he's most excited about is killing some terrorists.

Accompanied by an intense photo, referencing the recent MOAB, Kennedy wrote on Instagram:

"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.


The U.S. Military."

According to Kennedy, he's getting ready to deploy within the next couple of weeks. And wherever the Army decides to send him, he told TMZ that “it's a dangerous place and he'll be there to fight terrorists.”

One thing's clear ... no one's likely to get in the way of this soldier.

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