Secret Service officer visits UFC fighter Volkmann over 'fight to Obama' comment

Written by: Manoj Kumar Ramesh
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Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Secret Service has reportedly visited Jacob Volkmann, a UFC fighter, after he said that he wanted to fight President Obama because he disagreed with his health care policy.

According to the New York Daily News, after an unknown source reported the 30-year-old Minnesota-based fighter's remarks to the Secret Service, an officer was sent to pay Volkmann a visit.

When the officer showed up on Tuesday, Volkmann was busy coaching youths.

"One of the other coaches that was helping me out, they said there was a cop and another guy out there waiting for me," the paper quoted Volkmann, as saying.

He also said that after going out, he found a Secret Service agent was waiting with a picture of the fighter and his exact quotes on a piece of paper.

"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," he added.

Volkmann apprehended that a member of Obama's campaign team sent him an email threatening to tell the Secret Service and FBI about his controversial remarks.

However, the outspoken fighter said he is brave enough to speak out what he believes in, adding that he would not allow a visit from the Secret Service stop him.

"People were misunderstanding the point of view I was going for with the health care plan. 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," he said. (ANI)

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