If you know anything about the segmented voting tendencies of the allied health professions—which I'm sure you do, if you're reading this—you know that chiropractors walk in lockstep on the issues of the day.*
With that reminder in hand, maybe the loud and sudden racket you heard on Feb. 19 now makes a bit more sense. It was the commotion caused by the Chiropractic Right when it collectively slammed its neurocalometers to the ground in disgust after the UFC released their boy, their spiritual leader, lightweight Jacob Volkmann.
It's unlike those great professionals to get so bent out of shape, but can you blame them? Volkmann was the only one willing to speak Truth—the Chiropractic Truth—to Power. And they ishcanned him for it. Hypocrisy!
Fear not, though, soldiers. Volkmann recently signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion, and according to his Twitter account, he has been offered a fight with fellow UFC vet Lyle Beerbohm.
I was just offered Lyle Beerbohm on june 14th.I hope he takes it. @mmaworldseries— Jacob Volkmann (@JacobVolkmann) March 6, 2013
It just goes to show that you can take away Jacob's microphone, UFC. What you can never do is, you can never silence his message. You can't just manipulate the problem away. It doesn't work like that!
As proof, so that we may remember, here are the greatest shining examples of Jacob Volkmann's leadership. Call them awkward if you must, if your fear requires that sort of spin doctoring (or spin chiropracting, if you're using the actual terms). I, myself, call them majestic. His most majestic moments. Let the eagle soar.
*I'm making this all up for humorous effect.