UFC President Dana White Named to Top 49 Most Influential Men by AskMen.com

October 18, 2011
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Dana White

UFC President Dana White has once again graced the list of AskMen.com‘s Top 49 Most influential men list, this year coming in at No. 38.

This is the sixth year in a row the website has listed their rankings.

White has made the list before where in 2009 he came in at No. 10, and in 2010 came in an No. 32.

The only other MMA representative in past years was in 2009 when UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made the list at No. 36.

The list includes actors, musicians, executives, and many other men from around the world. Apple founder Steve Jobs, who recently passed away after a long time battle with cancer, was ranked No. 1 on the list.

Other names on the list include Seal Team Six (the squad charged with bringing down Osama Bin Laden earlier this year), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet and Kanye West.

  • wonggfan

    This guy is simply a genius at what he does. I don’t think fighters can even have a UFC conference without this guy, or his proxy, standing in the middle.

    He made MMA into UFC and UFC into the Dana White show.

    But it is unclear whether this guy or the UFC is good for the sport. Fighters get screwed over and in the long run MMA will not develop as much as it could have had the fighters been paid more.

    Cannot believe the winner of JDS and Cain will only make around $300k. It is the fucking Heavy Weight championship of the world. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, both of whom would get killed in the Octagon, each made $20 million plus! So where does the rest of the money go? Dana! 🙂 Frank! 🙂 Lorenzo! 🙂

  • sirreadsalot10

    MMA is a relatively young sport on the world stage. Fighter salaries will eventually get higher i am sure. I would like to point out that even the lowest ranked UFC fighters get paid several thousand dollars for fighting, while the lowest ranked boxers can make less than a thousand dollars. While the top fighters in the UFC make less than their boxing counterparts the UFC does a much better job rewarding the lower tier fighters.

    I don’t know if I would look to boxing as a business model. It is so corrupt that I can barely watch it anymore. I’m not saying the UFC is perfect but it is a successful business that isn’t expanding itself into bankruptcy like other organizations have done.

    And lets be honest; without Dana White and the UFC there is no MMA in it’s current form. Period. I say thank you to Dana White and the Fertitas for saving the sport I love. Call me a fanboy if you want. I really don’t give a shit.