White: Sonnen could be the guy to replace me


Dana White is maybe the only man on the planet who could have taken the UFC from where it was to where it is today. A mix of intelligence, brash thinking, and personality, White helped take the UFC from a niche sport to main stream.

White is only forty-four years old, but keeps a schedule that would wear any man down. Eventually there will be a time for him to take a step back, although according to him, no time soon, but who could replace him? He has one idea:

Who, though, is suited to the job of promoting each and every fight as loudly and passionately as the UFC’s longtime figurehead? Who could keep up with his schedule? Who could battle all the critics and the haters?

Chael Sonnen, said the man he could hypothetically replace.

“I think Chael would be fantastic,” White said. “The thing is with Chael, though, is that he over-exaggerates too much, and you don’t know what’s real and what’s not.”

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brady969 site profile image  

6/4/14 5:01 PM by brady969

Great article and you and I are on the same wave length, he would be awesome. I had the honor to interview Chael last year and asked him about this. I'm not doing this to plug my site just thought you would enjoy this interview. You can hear what he said when I asked him about replacing Dana...http://www.itsyourcorner.com/#!chael-sonnen/c1ryl

nat turner site profile image  

6/4/14 4:12 PM by nat turner

And they wonder why they can't get into New york! A steroid cheat to move the sport forward, lots of integrity there! Pathetic!

Decimated site profile image  

6/3/14 8:16 PM by Decimated

the face of the org is a camera ham.  Put esther lin (asian photography wiz girl)  in charge of the UFC. She's make it into a fighter and fan centric heaven.

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

6/3/14 12:46 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

For the love of pete, they need a real pro. in there next time.No more swearing.No more grudges against legends.No more grudges that lead to all-timers avoiding the UFC.No more bullshit.Give me a suit with a PC attitude who can act and operate like other sports execs. do.Dana, everyone is super tired of you, your act has worn thin.And everyone knows that to be true.

Spc Lee Lohff site profile image  

6/3/14 12:24 PM by Spc Lee Lohff

I have no idea what the job of UFC President is outside of hyping fights and just generally being a frontman for the org, but hopefully they are careful with giving him access to funds given his issues with money in the past.

epwar site profile image  

6/3/14 12:20 PM by epwar

Excuse me?  Sonnen tested positive for using and abusing unregulated synthetic testosterone.  Synthetic testosterone is...wait for it...AN ANABOLIC STEROID! Question: What is synthetic testosterone? Answer: This anabolic steroid is a form of testosterone usually produced from soy or yams in factories, not the human body. It can be introduced into the body by injection, with patches, or other means. Don't let facts get in the way asshole.

sacredhate site profile image  

6/3/14 11:58 AM by sacredhate

People don't seem to understand that Chael plays the role required to obtain success without compromising who he wants to be.He's well spoken, articulate, opinionated, thick skinned,and understands how to make money in the fight game.Chael is a company man. I find it funny that folks say he's only a mediocre fighter and complain that he shouldn't be successful in the UFC. Those traits are exactly why he is on the list. He understands the business.

Glovegate site profile image  

6/3/14 11:51 AM by Glovegate

You sound like a butthurt little bitch. Go back to your corner and stay there, kid.

dannyapodaca site profile image  

6/3/14 11:00 AM by dannyapodaca

Don't forget felon and snitch. Didn't he snitch on his own mom?

Jimmy Recard site profile image  

6/3/14 10:54 AM by Jimmy Recard