UFC Fighter Gets Visit From Secret Service

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Jan 07, 2011 10:50 AM
A UFC fighter and small business owner based in Minnesota recieved a visit from the Secret Service after saying he wanted to fight President Obama over his hindering healthcare bill.

From Yahoo:

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.

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