WASHINGTON D.C. -- Two days after being the target of a UFC fighter's post-fight callout, President Barack Obama remains unfazed.
"His name is Jacob Volkmann," Obama said, referring to the name of the fighter that called him out. "They call him Christmas cause people say he looks like the idiot from 'Dumb and Dumber'. Yo, Joe, find me a picture of this guy."
"Joe" referring to Joesph Biden, the Vice President of the United States. Biden quickly pulled up an array of photos.
"Man, look at dude's hair cut. I think we need to enact a stimulus plan so he can stop going to Supercuts.at the mall," the President exclaimed. "Maybe we do need to keep these tax cuts."
Volkmann, who in addition to being a fighter, is also a chiropractor and was critical of the healthcare plans Obama has been campaigning for.
"Hold on, hold on, hold on, this dude called me an idiot? Lemme get this straight. I'm the idiot," asked Obama, as his face got real serious. "He's fighting for peanuts and no health care while moonlighting rubbing men's backs and I'm putting out fires around the world and I'm the idiot? I went to Harvard Law fool."
President Obama told me he was a fan of the UFC and Strikeforce and watched many of their PPVs.
"Yeah, I been a fan since Randy [Couture] beat Chuck [Liddell]," remembers President Obama. "A fan of BJ Penn as well."
President Obama was right in front of his TV watching UFC 125 last Saturday, but was astonished to hear of Volkmann's challenge.
"I'll tell you this, uh, he can come fight me anytime he wants I'm not worried about him," challenged Obama. "I may not have a black belt, but I do have a Black foot and I will put it straight up his ass."