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UFC Fighter Visited By Secret Service After Making Threat Against Obama (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 01/07/11 12:47 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

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Jacob Volkmann, the MMA fighter who said that he wanted to "knock some sense into that idiot" President Obama during a recent victory interview, has since gotten a visit from the Secret Service.

Here's what Volkmann told MMAWeekly.com in a recent interview:

"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."

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"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 also took the opportunity to clarify his earlier statements in which he had lamented the passage of health care reform.

"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. They don't have to worry about getting denied, which is good I guess, just not good for health care providers," Volkmann told MMA Weekly.

Asked in the original interview who he would like to face in the ring next, Volkmann responded:

"Actually, Obama. He's not too bright.... like the make a home affordable plan and his health care plan, someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot."

The Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune reports that Volkmann recently opened his own chiropractic practice, Volkmann Chiropractic, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

WATCH the original interview:

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