Following a prelim victory over Antonio Mckee at UFC 125 this past weekend, Jacob ‘Christmas’ Volkmann spoke to Ariel Helwani backstage and when asked who he’d like to fight next he gave an unexpected answer.
“It doesn’t matter…[Clay] Guida…I dunno,” he shrugged at first before another name suddenly popped into his head. “Actually, Obama,” he said with a chuckle.
He then elaborated on why he’d like to step into the octagon with the US President.
“He’s not too bright. Like the Making Home Affordable plan and then his Health Care plan…someone’s gotta knock some sense into that idiot,” Volkmann stated.
It turns out that the route of Volkmann’s annoyance stems from his own experiences setting up a Chiropractic Clinic.
“It’s irritating because I’m starting up my own business and it’s not real easy when you’re actually giving insurance companies the power to decline you and not pay you.”
Volkmann’s remarks may not have had any real intent behind them, but regardless they caught the attention of the Secret Service who visited ‘Christmas’ at both his home and at the gym to formally question him regarding his comments.
It’s believed that after being questioned the matter is now closed. The whole incident may seem like an over-reaction, but apparently in the U.S any potential threat against the president has to be investigated.
Check out Volkmann’s original speech in it’s entirety below courtesy of MMAfighting.