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UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama,
Gets A Visit From the Secret Service

UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann, following his UFC 125 win over Antonio McKee,
declared that he wanted to fight President Barack Obama for his next fight.

His words got him a visit from the Secret Service on Tuesday.

Volkmann, who is based out of Minnesota, told MMAFighting.com after his win over
McKee that he wanted to face Obama because he disagreed with many of his policies.

After defeating McKee, Volkmann was asked who he would like to fight next.
Volkmann first requested Clay Guida, then said “Actually, Obama. He’s not too bright …
Someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot. I just don’t like what Barack is doing.”

That comment got the government’s attention, as just days later, the Secret Service
came to chat with the fighter.

“It happened on Tuesday, I was coaching youth practice, and then two guys
came up and one of the other coaches that was helping me out, they said there
was a cop and another guy out there waiting for me,” Volkmann told MMAWeekly.com.
“I went out there and the guy introduced himself and said he was from the
Secret Service and he wanted to ask me some questions about UFC 125 and
my quote. He said there were people calling in to D.C. telling them that
somebody, me, was threatening the President.”

The Secret Service showed up both at his residence and during a youth
wrestling camp he coaches.

The interview is a formality, as the Secret Service investigates all potential
threats made against the President, but Wednesday should be the close of the
matter for Volkmann.

“This guy had the whole interview on a piece of paper and it had my picture and
everything,” said Volkmann. “He was like ‘is this what you said?’ and I said, ‘yes it is.’
He’s like ‘I want to let you know I’m a little embarrassed for coming here and
doing this because obviously nothing happened.’ He actually apologized for
coming, but he had to come. He wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to D.C to
hurt the President.

“The thing is, I got home and I checked my e-mail and I had about 20 e-mails
and one of them, one of ladies had actually contacted the FBI and the Secret Service,
and she was telling me that she was going to do it.”

The person who contacted Volkmann, according to the fighter, was a member
of the election committee that worked for President Obama’s campaign.

Volkmann, who is also a chiropractor, wanted to clarify the statements he made
in the original interview as well, because he says that was the reason most people
seemed upset with him in the first place.

Volkmann, a chiropractor, says that he was trying to make a point about the
health-care law, with which he disagrees. “People were misunderstanding the
point of view I was going for with the health care plan. That’s why they were
getting so upset. I’m thinking about the provider, I’m a chiropractor, so I’m
thinking about my point of view, not everyone getting insurance. They don’t
have to worry about getting denied, which is good I guess, just not good for
health care providers,” said Volkmann.

UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service - UFC - Yahoo! Sports

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