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After getting a win at UFC 125, lightweight Jacob Volkmann was interviewed by Ariel Helwani and asked who he wanted to face next. He said "Guida." Then changed his mind and Volkmann called out President Obama over the health care bill. Volkmann is a chiropractor.
Yesterday the Secret Service, who had been contacted by an alert citizen, met with Volkmann. MMA Weekly got the scoop:
"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."
"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."
Volkmann won a split decision over much hyped UFC debutante Antonio McKee at UFC 125 on Saturday.