The lack of common sense among people is startling to me. Volkman who is a mid level UFC fighter, for whatever reason thought it was a good idea to take a shot at President Obama during his post match victory interview.
I don’t know if he was trying to be funny or because his profession outside of the ring is a Chiropractor he thought this was a good time to express how the new health care plan would hurt his bottom line. Either way it was ill timed.
I don’t think people understand this is the President of the United States of America, regardless of how you feel about him, if you are on tape talking about “knocking some sense” into him, people are going to notice that.
Here is the actual quote from Volkmann when asked who he wanted to fight next:
“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.”
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.”
“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.”
I am going to go out on a limb and say that President Obama is smarter than Volkmann. I am for freedom of speech and Volkmann is within his right not to like the health care plan, but have a little more respect for your country and your President.
Use your brain it is a tool.