The best way to describe Jacob Volkmann to a neophyte MMA fan is that he’s sort of the ‘substitute teacher’ version of Chael Sonnen. Sure he wants to be controversial, but the way Volkmann releases words from his mouth gives the subtle suggestion that he’s actually crazy enough to do whatever he says.
Moments after Jacob Volkmann handed Antonio McKee his first loss in nearly seven years, Ariel Helwani cornered him with a microphone backstage at UFC 125. Unlike us, Helwani doesn’t need to use thorazine-tipped darts to sedate fighters in order for them to talk. After Volkmann commented on his win over McKee, he also decided to throw a few verbal overhand-rights towards our US president, Barack Obama. Before UFC 125, our government had no idea Volkmann existed. However days after his statement, the US Secret Service visited Jacob Volkmann to discuss his statement that he would like to ‘knock some sense‘ into Obama.
Let’s just hope the government doesn’t see our UFC 141 post-fight interview of Jacob Volkmann proclaiming he would like to get President Obama in a ‘painful submission’ and ‘rip’ his arm off in a kimura.
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