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Jacob Volkmann Gets Visit from Secret Service As a Result of Offhand Post-UFC 125 Remark That He Wants to Fight Obama Next


("…and when I said I wanted to wring Barack’s neck, I meant I wanted to re-align his vertebrae.")

Well Jacob Volkmann won’t be getting the fight that’s at the top of his wishlist for 2010, but the UFC lightweight did get two things this week that most fighters, or even U.S. citizens will never receive: a visit from the Secret Service and guaranteed yearly IRS audits for the rest of his life.

The men in black visited Volkmann’s home before locating the mixed martial artist at his Brooklin Center, Minnesota gym on Tuesday where they questioned him about remarks he made to Ariel Helwani after his UFC 125 win over Antonio McKee. When asked by Helwani whom he would like to face next, Volkmann dryly responded that he wouldn’t mind stepping into the Octagon with President Barack Obama to let him know what he thought of his healthcare policy.

Apparently whenever anyone in the country makes a perceived threat towards the President, SS protocol requires them to be interviewed to discern whether or not the threat was legitimate.

According to one of the agents who paid him a visit, several calls came in to Washington to report that Volkmann had threatened Obama’s life, but they wouldn’t say whether or not they came from Bob Reilly’s office.


When they found him at the gym, the agents had a copy of the interview and a picture of Volkmann, who quickly explained the tone and the context of his comments to them. 

“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," Volkmann told MMAFighting. "They don’t have to worry about getting denied, which is good I guess, just not good for health care providers.”

As of today, Volkmann says he was informed the investigation was closed and that the agent apologized and seemed embarrassed for the misunderstanding when he realized that the fighter nicknamed, "Lloyd Christmas" was in no way shape or form intimating that he was heading to the White House to take out Obama.

When he arrived home from his memorable day at the gym on Tuesday, Volkmann had at least two dozen emails — many of which were from some of the snitches who raised the alarm in Washington and several Obama supporters including a member of the election committee that worked for President Obama’s campaign.

The question is, if there was a perceived threat against the President on Saturday night, why did it take the Secret Service until Tuesday afternoon to get to the bottom of things? Threats are less serious during statutory government holidays, I guess.


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pooch- January 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm
@Shonuf
You are correct on all counts. Didn't think I would find that here.
The job of the secret service is check every threat no matter how silly or dangerous.
We all have these political biases pro/con whoever is in office but I guarantee you this if our country's president is gunned down/ assassinated we would all become Americans united once again,much like 9/11.Yes I know there are always a few that would enjoy there opposition leader's death. This country is capable of so much and we accomplish so little.
William Altom- January 7, 2011 at 9:42 am
Screw hussein..........freedom of speech is a right in this country, whether he likes it or not. To my recollection, no one has been murdered in the octagon, so saying he wanted hussein in the octagon posed no death threat.....these morons need to get a clue and mind their own business......glad that son of a bitch will be gone in 2012.
RwilsonR- January 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm
^^^ Ooohhhh, I do likes my guns!!!
ghostboner- January 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm
@Rwilson - you talkin bout that contraception contratusion constipation whatever thing? They still have that? Sounds like you must one of those ignorant gun/religion clingers.
RwilsonR- January 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm
@ FBF - yeah, they don't really like to use that old document too much anymore over here. It's not like it is the legal binding agreement that forms the foundation of the entire union of our country. Anymore, they just prefer to see it as "flexible" or a "living document" that changes to the times, or their whims. You know, it just seems to get in the way of what the assholes in power would prefer to do, so why follow it.
Shatski- January 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm
RwilsonR, I had the same thought when I read "SS." I had to stop and process that for a second after reading it. "Did he? Noo. Oh, I see." Messing with the brain of a history buff.
fatbellyfrank- January 6, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Holy fucken shit, he gets a visit from the thought police cause he said that, isnt there a first amendment in your bill of rights that covers stuff like this?( feel free to correct if this is wrong, I'm an Aussie remember)
Seems like a tiny bit of overreaction to me!
KDHR3TBC- January 6, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Yeah he's the real deal you can set up appointments and meet him if your in Ramsey County. White Bear Lake desperate housewives dig the hairy chest. As for the politics of all'a this Volkmann is from MN so if hes a republican he's still smart even though hes from White Bear...Go Raiders!
BryanF- January 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm
Gahdammit!

46 Comments in and I already missed the self-righteous, political circle jerk...I knew I should have screwed around at work.
Fried Taco- January 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm
Crap, I go to the bathroom for a few minutes and you guys have all the fun!
Morningwood- January 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm
MR lashing out!! Awesome!
Mike Russell- January 6, 2011 at 2:04 pm
 @Dr. Cagelove: Technically a spelling typo isn't a grammatical error. 
nickyroose- January 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm
Shortly after his Audit news leaked that Volkman's practice consisted entirely of gay handjob service. ONe incident showed after a Volkman backrub he had paid for the services of a Gastroinsetologist company owned by his father. After the audit it was revealed none of the anus entering had actually occurred.
the silver hawaiian- January 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm
[Most of] your tax dollars hard at work.
Dr. Cagelove- January 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm
Since you guys love pointing out grammatical errors. Vertebrae is the correct spelling.

War Volkmann!
DangadaDang- January 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Also, I don't know why everyone thinks that if someone doesn't like Obama that they must back Bush. Their equal yet opposite shitstorms.
Morningwood- January 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm
@Dagnut

Bush for eight years! I guess your not married, cuz that ends at the alter! It's like it just seals up or something.
DangadaDang- January 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm
Christmas is an American Hero in my mind for one having the balls to speak his mind and two for shutting up that walking punchline Mckee.
Waxedpants- January 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm
whoa now , we can agree to disagree on canadian bacon .. that debate has been going on for millennia .. but don't go intimating that I consider turkey bacon actual bacon

you crossed a line man
Sho Nuff- January 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Lol, now has it gone from "bad to worse". Under Obama the wars are drawing, slowly, to a close, the recession has ended and the recovery is underway (positive GDP growth, DOW consistently over 11k). Jobs are slowly coming back (very slowly, but still coming), we have healthcare reform and financial reform to try and stop the banksters from doing this shit to us again... What is worse under Obama? Serious question. Not saying its great, or "best prez ever" or anything, but making the case that things are worse is pretty tough.

And its not that Volkmann got questioned by the "gummit". Anytime anyone makes a public threat against the prez, they get a visit. Happened to a stupid friend of mine locally in 2004 when he joked about it being his chance to take out Bush when he was coming to the area for a campaign stop. He got a visit that day and was held all day until Bush and entourage had departed. It's their job to protect the president and government officials.

I know, I know - post too long, MMA site, liberal douchenozzle, etc. It's ok, I had sex with your mom.
Dana_Plight- January 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm
quack quack
RwilsonR- January 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm
@ GILL - agreed on fighters' politics. Although I think this story is relevant not because of his political beliefs, but because he was visited by the Secret Service.
Heyuck- January 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm
@Joe-Say Aldo

Well I enjoy playing video games, visiting MMA blog sites, and listening to music in my free time.

This could easily go the other way,

"Liberal douchebag, Joe-Say Aldo should just shut up and picket for gay marriage, or watch an old rerun of "Countdown with Keith Olbermann", or whatever else it is that democrats do with their free time."

See what I did there?

Just because someone disagrees with the president doesn't make them a tea party radical.

Just saying.
GILL-uh-TEEN- January 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm
@waxedpants it's ham. and turkey bacon isn't bacon either. it's shit.

bacon = meat candy
Waxedpants- January 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm
all bacon is ham but not all ham is bacon

I need to go make a sammich
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