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Jacob Volkmann Placed on Paid Administrative Leave From Job

Jacob Volkmann, the UFC lightweight fighter who said that President Obama was "not too bright" following his win at UFC 125, has been placed on paid administrative leave by White Bear Lake High School in Minnesota while the school conducts an investigation regarding the comments he made to about the President.

Volkmann has served as an assistant wrestling coach for the school for three years.

"They gotta do the investigation and then give me an OK to coach," Volkmann said.

The 30-year-old said he was not given a time frame by the school as to when he will be able to return to his job. The school has allowed him to continue serving as youth wrestling coach for a club team. He also owns and operates his own chiropractic practice in Minnesota.

"We are conducting an investigation and he's been placed on paid administrative leave while we're investigating," Chris Picha, Director of Personnel at White Bear Lake HS told MMA Fighting.

Picha refused to comment on why Volkmann was placed on paid administrative leave or how long the investigation will last due to what she described as "data privacy." Picha offered no other comment on the situation.

Volkmann expressed frustration over the situation, which has also seen him questioned by the Secret Service and spoofed on The Tonight Show.

"The parents are all calling up," he said. "The HR lady, Chris Picha, is making the decision. She is the one that will decide whether I can come back or not."

Volkmann, 12-2, has won his last three fights in a row. He defeated Antonio McKee via split decision at UFC 125.

On Monday's episode of The MMA Hour, he stood by his comments about the president.

"I have an opinion and I have the right to say my opinion – and there's no regrets of what I said," Volkmann said. "The only regret I have is calling him an idiot. I don't think he's an idiot, but I do think he's making a lot of mistakes."

Editor's note: Watch Volkmann's interview after UFC 125 below.

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