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UFC: Volkmann Calls Out Obama, Gets Visit From Secret Service

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After his last fight UFC lightweight fighter Jacob Volkmann decided to get political, announcing that he was ready to take on Barack Obama apparently because, as a chiropractor, he doesn’t agree with Obama’s health care policies:

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

Seems the secret service wanted to make certain that Volkmann wouldn’t be defending his first amendment rights with his fist any time soon .  They paid Volkmann a visit at the gym on Tuesday as Volkmann described:

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. “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.

Apparently it is standard procedure for the Secret Service to follow up on any reported threat to the President regardless of the source.  The visit went smoothly and, according to Volkmann, the Secret Service considers the matter closed.   Time will tell if Dana White has any opinion on politics being discussed inside the Octagon.

Credit for the story, and more detail available, at MMA Weekly