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MMA fighter that wanted to knock Obama out gets it,,,why can'tothers?

Jacob Volkmann, the mixed-martial arts fighter who said last week he wanted to "knock some sense into that idiot" Barack Obama, told HuffPost on Wednesday that he regretted the comment in light of the Saturday assassination attempt on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that left six people dead.

"I would never make that comment if that shooting happened first," said Volkmann, 30.

The Arizona shooting has resulted in widespread, and sometimes controversial, calls for toned-down political rhetoric. Volkmann, whose remarks won him a customary visit from the Secret Service, is toning it down.

"I can't imagine what it's like for the parents," he said, reflecting on the massacre in Tucson. "I got a four-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy."

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:08 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Sounds like the MMA guy already go the SENSE knocked out of him! What a jek!

    Answer by AdrianaS at 8:10 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • screamingSeriously keep posting this stuff as someone neither republican or democrat it just makes me see who the people are out there trying to use this tragedy to their advantage. The dude was nuts. He shot a crowd of people. End of story.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:12 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Seems like a class act to me


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:12 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Honestly... if he feels that way then he shouldn't have to suck his words back up because of the tragedy. Words are not the same as actions.. it's a good thing because all of us would be thrown in jail for a few of them.

    Answer by Jambo4 at 8:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • What does he get, another person ASSUMING they know the motive of the shooter..

    Answer by PestPatti at 8:27 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • This again?! We ALL know the Secret Service made an in person visit to Volkmann's business, and in the process, THEY APOLOGIZED for even having to investigate...then they all went on their separate and merry ways!!

    Nothing to see here, folks....move along!! LOL :o)


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:49 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Last time I checked, we lived in a free country and had the right to free speech. He didn't directly threaten the why did the SS go to his business. Obama thinks he's a king. He's here in Tucson tonight, and you should see the problems it's causing because of his "security".

    Answer by brandyj at 8:59 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Nothing to see here, folks....move along!! LOL :o)

    wave  moving along..............


    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Give him the golden cookie award.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • The reason he said it was because one of the reporters asked him who he'd like to fight next. He said a few names and then made the Obama statement. When asked why Obama, he said because of the health care reform and that he is a doctor and knows what he's talking about. He's been invited for several interviews.
    In light of Saturdays shooting, some may call it "bad taste", but he's also a fighter and that's what they do.

    Answer by Lornamay at 9:33 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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