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    'Bitter' Volkmann plans to 'expose' the UFC - Mixed Martial Arts News

    Jacob Volkman recently caught up with AboveAndBeyondMMA.com and declared he is bitter about the UFC, and plans to expose them to the fans.

    Ed Kapp: How did your introduction to MMA evolve into what it is today?

    Jakob Volkmann: 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.

    EK: What do you mean by that?

    JV: 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.

    EK: Why were you released?

    JV: I was released after a loss against Bobby Green, which I should’ve never lost. It was kind of a fluke loss, going into the fight sick. I lost and then after that, they cut me. I was 6-2 at lightweight and they still cut me. That was back in February.

    EK: Were you expecting to be released?

    JV: No, no. I said in a few interviews that I did expect it, but I was just playing with the media. I had no idea.

    EK: Are you at all bitter about how things worked out with the UFC?

    JV: Very bitter. 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.

    EK: Do you feel that’s a misconception among fans?

    JV: Of course … 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.

    EK: At the end of the day, what are you hoping to accomplish with the World Series of Fighting?

    JV: 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.
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    So 'Mother Teresa' doesn't run the UFC?

    I'm shocked that fighters that have fights that attract fans get better treatment by the company that they make money for

    just shocked

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    WOW hard feeljngs much? and this funny

    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
    Maia, Shields, KOS, GSP, Bendo, Chael and numerous others are still there and none of their gameplans are to go in there and bang..

    Dude has hard feelings, then fine, but do not ramble bullshit just to hear yourself talk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TBEAR View Post
    Maia, Shields, KOS, GSP, Bendo, Chael and numerous others are still there and none of their gameplans are to go in there and bang..
    Good point. It's possible to be a ground fighter and not be boring as hell. Unfortunately people like Volkman, Fitch, Lentz, etc don't get that.

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    Welcome to life Volkmann

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    Well, Volkmann admitted he was bitter.

    Lightweight is a shark tank and losing to someone like Bobby Green or Paul Sass does you absolutely no favors. Also, factor in that practically all your UFC wins are decisions and you get a pretty clear picture of why you were sent on your way.
    You say shark I say hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars

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    Might as well call the UFC a meanie while he's at it. I understand being frustrated but when you know what it takes to get the big bucks you can't be mad when you don't meet those expectations acc you stay mediocre.
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    Sniff Sniff, man that was hard to read without tearing up. Sad to hear a guy only took home 42k last year after having a winning percentage of 33% at his craft. Some things just aint right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Supe View Post
    Sniff Sniff, man that was hard to read without tearing up. Sad to hear a guy only took home 42k last year after having a winning percentage of 33% at his craft. Some things just aint right.
    Not only that, he only fought twice last year. I know there's training and all, but 42K for 2 fights? Not too bad in my book.
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    Wasn't the UFC all bitter and bent out of shape with Jon Fitch over the whole likeness rights?

    I'm sure the UFC also wasn't too pleased with Volkmann's political agenda.

    He's a great wrestler with great grappling technique but I believe in the end it was his mouth that got him in trouble.

    Oh, and he forgets to add that he makes a living as Chiropractor and a H.S. wrestling coach, not to mention sponsorship money. I'm sure he made more than just $55k and $42k in the last 2 years.

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