From: The Huffington Post

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.

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