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Jacob Volkmann is on a mission to 'expose' the UFC, and this is what he said...

Jacob Volkman is on a mission to 'expose' the UFC, and this is what he said...

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.

Now in an aggressive interview with Above and Beyond MMA, Volkmann says that he wants fans to realize what the UFC is really like, and he wants to expose the organization as much as he can. Check out these excerpts from the revealing interview.

Well, I didn’t realize there was that much politics in martial arts, especially in the UFC. That was kind of frustrating. It’s not who is the best; it’s more of a political kind of BS.

You’ve got to know the right person, have the right manager in there. And your style determines if you stay in, too. The guys that stand and bang are the ones who are still fighting for the UFC. The ones that take the fights to the ground and focus more on the technique on the ground, they’re not in there because apparently the fans don’t like that. That really bothers me because the UFC made the interest of the sport more of a stand-up fight because that’s what they put on the main card and that’s what the fans saw. They started liking that more than the ground game. That’s what really bothers me.

They always claim that they treat the fighters so well. Yeah, they treat the top five per cent of the fighters well — the ones that are on the main card all the time. They don’t treat the rest of them very well. The healthcare plan is horrible, with a $1,500 deductible per injury — the catastrophic-injury insurance is not even really good insurance. There’s no retirement fund, there’s no signing bonus. You start off at six-and-six, you’re really not making too much money because you’re self-employed, so you’re paying the self-employment tax and you’re paying the regular tax and income tax. So you’re paying twice as much in tax. They claim they’re treating the fighters well, but they’re not, realistically.

People always tell me, “You’re rich — you’re on TV!” Are you kidding me? I made $54,000 two years ago, paid $9,000 in taxes, so that leaves me with $45,000. This last year, I made $50,000 and paid $8,000 in taxes. That leaves me with $42,000 — that’s barely above poverty. I have three kids and a wife I’m supporting.

I’m trying to make the fans realize what the UFC is really like — I’m going to expose them as much as I can. But also my goal is to win in World Series and try to stay undefeated. Obviously it’s to win. The short-term goal is to win. The long-term goal is, as soon as they come out with that belt, I’d like to get that belt.

If you listen real close you can hear the sizzle and cracking from the bridge Jacob Volkmann just burned between him and the UFC.

Last modified onWednesday, 03 July 2013 23:59
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