When UFC fighter Jacob Volkmann sheepishly admitted he wanted to fight "idiot" president Barack Obama, he probably didn't think his comment would get him a visit from the government.
Volkmann told MMAWeekly.com (via Yahoo! Sports) that on Tuesday, after his comments gained traction on the internet, Secret Service agents showed up at his house and started questioning him about his comments.
“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.”
The questioning took place while Volkmann was teaching a youth wrestling camp.
“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."
He added: “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 told the website that the person who reported him to the Secret Service was a member of the election committee that worked for President Obama’s campaign.
In the original interview, Volkmann, who is also a chiropractor and small business owner, expressed his displeasure with the president's health care policy and Obamacare. Unfortunately, he said, people are seeing his frustration from his point of view:
“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."
Considering the agent apologized, Volkmann expects the issue to be over.
The interview can be viewed at MMAWeekly.com.