Is Dana White the most influential figure in sports?

source: koapaka.org
 

Dana White is the president of the UFC.  He was recently listed by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. I completely agree with this and have my own reasoning why he really is one of the most influential people in the world.  On top of being one of the most influential people in the world, I feel he is the most influential person in sports.  Here are 5 of the many reasons.

1.  Dana White is the president, name, and face of the fasting growing sports in the world.
You can’t have a conversation about mma or UFC without mentioning Dana White. This guy should get most of the credit to the reasoning the UFC is so popular.

2.  Dana White has worldwide respect.
You could not even say that about president Obama. Dana has held UFC events in the United States, Canada, England, Abu Dhabi, and many places in-between. The events he holds in other countries help their economies. The only other sport that brings so many countries together to watch is soccer but everyone knows MMA is much more entertaining.

3.  Dana White is not fake.
He has no censor and speaks his mind. He will not be fake just so you will like him. You will also know if he is not a fan or doesn’t like you. Some have a problem with this type of person but I would rather someone be straight up than fake.

4.  Dana White is down to earth.
He never snubs fans. This guy is always meeting and greeting fans. He also stays involved with his fans through many outlets including Twitter where he has over 1.2 million followers. You will catch Dana tweeting locations where to meet him to get free tickets before an event. Bottom line he is a celebrity but when you talk to him you realize he is just a hardcore fan of MMA.

5.  Dana White is passionate.
He is very passionate about MMA and his company. He saw the diamond in the rough back when the UFC was a money pit losing money at every event and being banned from pay per view. His hard work, dedication, and passion grew this company to the level it is now. Dana White protects the UFC like a grizzly bear protects its young. The UFC is now worth well over a billion dollars thanks mostly to Dana White’s passion for the sport and company.

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Squatdog site profile image  

6/3/11 10:06 PM by Squatdog

Seriously, was that article written by a 12-year old for a school assignment?BWHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!This is seriously some of the stupidest shit I have ever read.

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6/3/11 8:48 PM by BuyTheTicketTakeTheRide

Everyone knows mma is more entertaining than 'soccer'? Umm, no, Infact MOST people in the world would disagree... Dana is a very influential person, of course. But he is at the head of the second best sport in the world. The numbers don't lie. Cheers.

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6/3/11 8:34 PM by Squatdog

How is this shit even on the front page?Now MMA.TV staff are openly trolling us...

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6/3/11 8:09 PM by Jesus Quintana

"3. Dana White is not fake. He has no censor and speaks his mind. He will not be fake just so you will like him. You will also know if he is not a fan or doesn’t like you. Some have a problem with this type of person but I would rather someone be straight up than fake."pretty sure lying about having a boxing career makes you a fake.

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6/3/11 7:07 PM by Hong Kong Phooey

Met him at strikeforce SD and he was as genuine as can be   

UltraMagnus site profile image  

6/3/11 7:04 PM by UltraMagnus

MMA is the only sport that the promoter is bigger than the sport and its fighters....

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6/3/11 6:13 PM by mma ray

+1

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6/3/11 5:52 PM by mma ray

Jeez louise, people. Dana White is not even a athlete, so should'nt even be considered "influential".....Nobody is training there ass off to be a mixed martial fighter because Dana Fucking White influenced them to do so....i sure hope not anyway...please stop trolling the sheeple Cindy. I know he cuts you checks and all, but this is getting ridiculous. I am so close to swearing off the UFC alltogether.

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6/3/11 8:58 AM by georgejonesjr

Dana has been good for MMA, but lets get serious, compared to FIFA, the NFL, the Olympics, even the NBA or NHL he's still the president of a relatively small organization.He's a very big fish in a still very small pond.

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6/3/11 8:57 AM by smoogy

 You'd have to be borderline illiterate to read that post and think "hmm, good points!" TTT for the Dana White cult of personality jumping the shark