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And Now he’s on Administrative Leave (again): Jacob Volkmann


Props: Twitter (@JacobVolkmann)

A few days ago, we tried to warn Jacob Volkmann that it might not be in his best interest to continue to market himself as “that UFC fighter who hates Obama and got punked by the Secret Service”. It’s a stupid thing to take pride in, and we can’t help but feel that it fuels the whole “MMA fighters are stupid and violent” stereotype that many detractors carry. And frankly, Volkmann hasn’t been finishing his real fights, so it’s hard to suspend our disbelief when we hear him talk about how he’d rip the president’s arm with a Kimura.

Well, Jacob Volkmann now has some extra time to either take our advice or write better jokes, as he has been placed on administrative leave from his coaching job at White Bear Lake High School. This is the second time that the school has placed Volkmann on administrative leave for his comments about the president. The first came after his infamous comments after UFC 125, which also earned him a visit from the Secret Service.

We realize that administrative leave must be frustrating, but it’s confusing to hear Jacob Volkmann call the move “unethical”. The last time Volkmann was disciplined by White Bear Lake High School for his comments, the school explained why he was placed on leave and what was expected of Volkmann in future interviews. As Ariel Helwani reported

Upon his return to the high school, Volkmann was given a three-page letter explaining why he was punished. He was also forced to agree to not break four rules in the future. Those rules are as follows:

1. No disrespectful name-calling in interviews (ie. idiot, moron, etc.)

2. Can’t wear White Bear Lake HS clothes while being interviewed.

3. No interviews on school property.

4. No calls for violence against any member of the school board.

Regardless of how you feel about those rules, those are the rules that Volkmann agreed to. He clearly violated that first rule with his recent comments, and is now being punished for it. That doesn’t exactly sound unethical; it sounds like how rules work.

Jacob Volkmann is just one more example in a sport full of them that freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequence. You are legally allowed to say (almost) anything that comes to mind, but this does not mean that there aren’t consequences for what you say- especially if you’ve already been warned by your boss not to say something. Hopefully Volkmann learns from this and shies away from the “threats against the president” routine in the future. It would be a shame for him to lose his job over something like this.

Comments

  1. noizy Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 01:10


    Boy most likely to join an armed militia.
  2. ArmFarmer Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 01:20


    First time I read it, I assumed he meant his joke was unethical, not his suspension. Not really sure now... don't really care either. . Captcha says: "tateserv that".. guess it's not a rousey fan.
  3. AnimalMother Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 01:32


    This clown needs to replace his bellybutton with a piece of glass.
  4. skeletor Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 01:49


    I believe they were referring to his comment as unethical not the other way around. And I like Volkman's interviews he's so awkward and weird but tries to come off as a hard ass, it's real comedy.
  5. BaghdadBob Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 02:12


    Yet more hand-wringing from the blog posters on this site. Sheesh, at least he didn't say "gay", huh?
  6. cecils_pupils Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 03:31


    Volkmann's an ass clown. Certified Douche Bigalo.
  7. Big Poppa C Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 04:07


    Keep speaking your mind Volkmann. We needs guys like you in the sport. They wouldn't have sent the secret service out to investigate you if you would have dissed Bush while he was in office. You would have probably been commended by liberals for doing that. I'm sick of liberal cry babies and sympathizers that don't like it when Obama is dissed! Volkmann is hilarious, keep it up buddy!
  8. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 04:07


    Hes a jackass - for using the wrong forum to air out his political beliefs. We want to see a fight, not hear your commentary on the fucking sell out democrat president that is really a Rockefeller republican
  9. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 04:30


    @BigPoppaC - The Secret Service doesnt give a fuck who the president is when you threaten him. Duh. Go find Fucks News forums to talk that shit.
  10. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 05:34


    @BPC . At least I am not alone over the fact that simply cause a diss was caught on tape, that individuals should be stopped from talking or speaking their mind. . I'll give the Dutch Heavy props, considering Volkmann has a doctorates, he can't speak well and comes across as bit of dolt and simpleton. On the other hand, how many subscribers here have ever had the opportunity to get interviewed after fighting for a leading promotion? . In Volkmann's case, this Bobby Cavian is most probably some clown with a middle east accent, who on Facebook calls Sweden home, but attended school in Hawaii. A nobody. . Volkmann=Cavian=Cage Potato Author of this Article=Flunkies . Let's be fair, does either of the Dirtweed Diaz bros sound any smarter? Matter of fact, listen to Dana during some of his interviews. And as for Danga, well we have all figured out he is about as dumb as a rock. . The Secret Service spends a great deal of time tracking down potential threats, then ferrets out if there is a credible threat. In this case, anyone with common sense Volkmann is not a threat, nor was there any intention to harm POTUS. . In there first run in, it must have a been a routine visit, as Volkmann was never in cuffs. Worse case his name now resides some database for eternity, and taxpayers have to pay the associated electric bill from the Department of Homeland Security. . As for Bush II, what can anyone say about a man who is told the nation is under attack with thousands dead and sits dumbfounded in a kids classroom for 1/2 + hour reading preschool books, upside down. Then, when given the authority to strike back - is unable to finish 2 wars over his two term tenure. FLUNKY . http://www.anvari.org/db/fun/Political/Bush_Reading_Upside_Down.jpg
  11. Pen Fifteen Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 06:11


    Anyone who doubts this guy is a retard should check out the rest of his twitter feed. Sample: "Im making a stand against government trying to dictate everything including @ufc. Sometime u have to piss people off. Its educated!" . Also, I'd hardly call a DC a "doctorate." Osteopaths, optometrists, and chiropractors have a very tangential claim to the kind of title bestowed on real doctors.
  12. Get Off Me Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 06:41


    He's getting paid and he doesn't have to show up to work..again. Well done Volkmann.
  13. myklhoey Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 06:48


    Ok libral meatballs, the probal that arises with this is its unconstitunal, ya ya, say what you want, but the fact is when you take away someones right to say what they want, you take away the fredoom tat countless thousands died for, Jay Leno and people like him goof on Bush,Obmha, and who eva will be in office next, Regardless of how dumb he may be or how dumb comments may be, we have the right thanks to the blood of men and woman ova the last couple hundred years to say dumb things. i no a lill much for CP, not much to do with MMA. i just hate seein were this nation is headed, I love America and hate seein the pricibles on wich it was build be takin away
  14. Redping Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 06:58


    dudes, if he really wanted to, he could resign from his role at the high school and just be a full time ufc fighter? And then it wouldn't be a problem? I really don't think thats 'taking away somebodys right to say what they want'. Because he could say what he liked if he wasn't representing that school. When you work at McDonalds, you have to wear the uniform. In this case, the uniform is not acting like a 15 year old and making actual threats on the limbs of the president. this is not sopa or an actual infringement of free speech. He is just acting out of sorts with the organisation he represents and has been reprimanded. It's not a government sanction
  15. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 07:01


    @Pen Fifteen . ..some truth to what you say. Not all doctorates are not the same, but then neither the pay associated with them. . We know that in the U.S. a Doctor of Osteopathic takes the same board and is licensed identical as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Problem is outside the U.S. where licensure is often less strict, the OD is not always recognized as a terminal degree. . As for fucking with my eyes such as to treat eye disease or laser surgery, its the optometrist who is licensed. And before taking a scalpel to my spine, I would likely see a chiropractor first if the x-ray was telling. . A retard, well I am also not contesting that..only that the retard has a decent fighting record (mostly decision wins) and in maybe in some cases much better than the politicians he thinks he is clowning on with 6th grade humor.
  16. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 07:11


    Here is why this Cape Potato is so slow this new year. Especially slow has been the postings between the 5th and the 8th. Blame it on the fact that the writers and editors are still in some fucked up celebration about a burning bush or some fucking new tree. fucking geeks. . http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/3264/jewish/Tu-BShevat.htm . Does anyone have a picture of Ben with his little cute Kippah/Yamaka/Yarmulke fitted firmly on his head? . Come on Ben, get those Matzah balls out of your mouth and post some new material...biatch
  17. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 07:18


    @Get Off Me - true that! . He is getting paid from the lame school district, getting paid from his chiropractic business, getting paid by the UFC, getting paid by his sponsors, and getting free visits paid by the taxpayers fronting the Department of Homeland Security. . Maybe he is not so dumb after all?
  18. Redping Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 08:03


    whats with the anti semitic bullshit? it makes you seem exceedingly ignorant, regardless of what you may or may not know.
  19. StinkFacer Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 08:26


    Xenophon - Cant tell if trolling, or tremendous nonsensical douche. Before you rant about me being an angry jew, im not jewish.
  20. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 08:43


    @xeno Ironically, if you speek less, you'll be heard more. I don't mind hearing from ya, but cut it down a bit. You get kind of long wind'd.
  21. enrikk Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 08:54


    @myklhoey "Ok libral meatballs, the probal that arises with this is its unconstitunal..." Whoa fucking whoa - no, it isn't. Learn to read FIRST, and THEN try to apply your newfound skills to the document you're so concerned about. @mklhoey "i no a lill much for CP, not much to do with MMA. I love America and hate seein the pricibles on wich it was build be takin away" Well you know what?? The Founding Fathers saw LITERACY was a basic and REQUISITE skill to being a valuable American citizen. They knew that democracy only works when the people are educated and know what they are voting for, and YOU, my single-digit-IQ fucktard (who can't spell "LIBERAL" to save your life), are a living testament to their failure. If you find that people consistently refuse to take you seriously in life, it's probably because you have the linguistic skills of an advance-stage Kuru patient. Now stfu on politics, because no one gives a shit what you have to say.
  22. JudgeHolden Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:02


    @ XENOPHON . ...we all know that on Cape Potato, Xenophon frequently comments with long, poorly spelled attempts to seem intelligent and edgy. As he himself an individuals have said is, "Not all doctorates are not the same." . In there first run with Xenphon, Cape Potato writer MRuss expressed there understanding that there might be a future troll on the loose. There still having to deal with Xenophon today. There there, guys, I've figured out Xenophon's game plan. . ...we know that Xenophon left a series of incredibly long-winded, poorly spelled comments on the Cape Potato article concerning Faber's sister's injury. After several paragraphs of confusing, poorly spelled attempts to stir the pot, Xenophon relented under the negative reactions elicited by his statements, openly stating that he was trolling Cape Potato. And now it seems Xenophon has turned to anti-Semitism to achieve the same level of negative attention, only to eventually restate that he is merely trolling. . ...we all know that Xenophon defends the rights of Chiropractors, Osteopaths, and Optometrists, such as when is he be defending them on Cape Potato is be on. . Volkmann=Antisemite=Chiropractor=Bush II=Cape Potato=Xenophon! . ... we all know that not all doctorates are not the same, and, concerning such doctors, there there to do there best medicine is Cape, thus poorly spelled Xenophon no grammar is be Cape.
  23. monkeyforce3000 Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:21


    Just goes to show you that you can become a chiropractor even if you are a complete idiot.
  24. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:22


    haha, no one cares who is Jewish, Catholic, Zoroastrian, or any other rat bastard that has a similar goofy faith - sure as fuck not me. . What this place cares about is some MMA news, not some copied and pasted rehash hosted from another site, and not some stupid shit about Volkmann - which opened the whole fucking door on politics in the first place. You got a dozen writers, and not more a few new articles. That means CP is dam near running a "B" league operation. . @SPH - bored on a Sunday evening, just trolling for a pseudo fight online. It's either that or sitting next to the old ladies youngest kid and watching Will Smith with one hand on his cock trying a some superhero that can't fly. If I wanted that I would be watching re-runs of all the Zuffa heavyweights who can't fly either. . smellypiratehooker I don't have a beef with you sweet lovely. Hookers are just fine in my preacher books. Nothing wrong with that woman who want's to throw that little trimmed-up unit around for a fist full of dollars after the bars close. . Hell, my old surfboard even had a "I Lover Hooker Headers" sticker on it once. The smellier the better - does anyone disagree! GRIN
  25. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:30


    @ Xeno hahaha, you know I'm not a girl right? stay gold ponyboy!
  26. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:34


    @xeno that why I dig ya shit ! all I'm saying is "trim the fat" abit
  27. atonal9114 Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:36


    oh god this is one of those many idiots that don't understand how the government works, you can pick a monkey to be a president and blame him for everything that goes wrong but what some people don't understand is that congress is the one that holds the press by the balls they can veto anything that the so call president promises. bottom line Amerika? most of you are dumb:(
  28. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 09:42


    @JudgeHolden . You got to be a lame, I read that same rant from you when you used your other stage name. . After the preachers, the second group of fuckers few people ever want to listen to is a judge. . ohhh as for my "...frequently comments with long, poorly spelled attempts to seem intelligent and edgy." (could it be that I'm really Danga in disguise?" . Your right. The poor spelling is due to no edit button, and even if one magically appeared - I am too lazy and likely wouldn't use it anyway. . Listen hot shot, you get that edit button re-enabled, and I'll kiss your ass, or I'll give you that wheat head penny RSparrow is going to be sending me for getting lucky and calling Nate Diaz over Donald "Duck" Bologna. . Until then, try writing about something we don't already know. How about starting with who you are, what you do for a living, or who you think will finally be able to beat Volkmann?
  29. XENOPHON Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 10:14


    @SPH . "stay gold pony boy" ....now that classic comeback earns you a free CP t-shirt - I'll even pay for the shirt and the shipping. Only problem is, none of those lazy fuckers from CP decided to come to work today. . I had a feeling you also got some balls....cause you speak up like you got a pair. You know, I honestly think half the people who post here at CP are either Danga and Seth's punk college friends - or related to the writers - friends and family. I'd throw in the dozen sisters who raised Karma way back during his days in Wisconsin, but I think his sisters for the most part avoid his ass like the plague. Likely having to do with all his collect calls home, looking for bus fair money to his next gig.(poor Karma) . OK, I'll try to trim the fat...I've tried in the past, and failed. For some reason people just pick on me. GRIN . For reals, for reals, I really do like the fight. I beat up every one in my home town (except the 2-3 guys that won - one cheap shot me off a parked motorcycle, the other just straight out kicked the shit out of me) and then I had to move on to the internet as nobody was left to fuck with. I thought this looked like the best place, but only 10% of the people ever want to mix it up. . I like traveling so I give the international people here a break, as I've been to most of their countries and their all good fucking people for the most part. I have nothing bad to say about them. (Mexican's and Canadians don't count - and you know I like beaners about as much as I like jews - GRIN). The other exception is non US born Muslims - they are for the most part just too fucked up and backwards ass.
  30. RwilsonR Says:

    Sun, 01/08/12 - 10:24


    Well this comments section is pretty much fucked.
  31. Buster Hyman Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 06:24


    volkmann = douche bag
  32. amsterdamheavy Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 06:25


    All right everyone - give it up for Xeno. Like the bitch or hate him, you cant deny that this motherfucker can put on a show!
  33. beef_kurtains Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 08:52


    Conservative has been become the term for "uneducated dipshit who thinks he's pretty smart with those community college credits under his belt". Memo to collective dumbasses that don't know the first thing about fiscal policy, how the financial system works, or foreign policy. Just put a dunce cap on with the word "racist" across the top. That'll do.
  34. XENOPHON Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 10:38


    @beef_kurtains . I for one am not a racist. I simply know what I like and dislike - and have no problems discussing it. Look at it this way, think equal opportunity. . If stuck on a island with only a black, brown, creamie, red or yellow piece of ass, I'd take care of business before resorting to the rub. Maybe you agree. . I use race here, as it fires people up. In your case, its obvious your butt hurt that conservatives exist. When I was a young man out of high school and during my first enlistment, I was registered a republican. I now have no registered political affiliation declared, but regret thinking I had to chose sides when I was younger. . I don't know how old you are, but here is some advice if you care to read. The only time one must chose political sides, is if you are running for elected office, or about to be appointed to a senior position. The other exception is if overseas and find a gun pointed at your head. Then it's OK to lie your ass off. . You want to talk finance, give this read. It was recommended from another CP subscriber named EnemyofReality. . . www.rayservers.com/images/ModernMoneyMechanics.pdf
  35. myklhoey Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 04:44


    @enrikk ya hommie the spellin is bad. see growin up i didnt go to school, i robbed houses and stole cars and ran drugs and people up lill tuff guys like you, true story, about the age of 25 afta a stiff prison sentance i turned my life around, and now im a public speaka amoungst otha things, who wood have thot, i talk betta than i spell it is a weakness. @rwilsonr ya man it was my fault sorry man
  36. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Mon, 01/09/12 - 11:46


    @myklhoey ya got nothing to explain. Enrik is bottom feeding.
  37. enrikk Says:

    Tue, 01/10/12 - 01:16


    Bottom feeding? It's not my fault that he makes it easy to pick on him, and the only reason I mentioned anything at all is that I'm tired of the fact that the majority of his party members think/sound/act/spell like he does. Someone ought to say something or else he's going to get elected President of the country again.
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