UFC President Dana White Enters Hall of Fame


DanaWhite_UFC90Weigh_2010UFC president Dana White joined tennis great Andre Agassi and several other notables Friday night as the latest inductees of the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony was held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

“To be honored in a place that I love, that I call home, I love this city and for them to induct me, it really does mean a lot,” said White to FOX5 news.

Honored not just for his role in saving the UFC brand, taking the sport of mixed martial arts into the mainstream, and making it an international juggernaut, the 43-year-old White was also recognized for his charitable work in the community and for his efforts to keep Las Vegas the “Fight Capital of the World.”

Previous inductees include the Fertitta family, Marc Ratner, former UNLV basketball stars Larry Johnson, Greg Anthony, and Stacey Augmon, coach Jerry Tarkanian, MLB pitcher Greg Maddux, and former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham.

(Article by Tom Gerbasi, courtesy of UFC.com)

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

On Friday UFC president Dana White said Wanderlei Silva has been blackballed from induction in the Hall of Fame. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 108 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) late last week and in the process, buried his former employer for running a combat sport read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC president Dana White didn't foresee the Nevada Athletic Commission issuing a lifetime ban to Wanderlei Silva. But he knew the troubled former champion was in for some sort of major punishment, si read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 36 views

On Tuesday, the Nevada Athletic Commission issued Wanderlei Silva a lifetime ban and fined him $70,000 for dodging a drug test prior to his UFC 175 bout against Chael Sonnen. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

UFC president Dana White reacts to Wanderlei Silva being banned for life by the Nevada Athletic Commission, saying he didn't see a lifetime ban coming. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Looks like UFC President Dana White isn't particularly excited that women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano has opted to make more movies instead of stepping inside the Octagon. White went off on "Conviction read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 49 views

UFC president Dana White sounds off on the difficulties of signing former Strikeforce champion and current movie actress Gina Carano. With dreams of a title fight between Ronda Rousey and Gina Carano read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Anthony Johnson has been indefinitely suspended from UFC. According to UFC President Dana White, Johnson's return to the Octagon is anything but certain. He's not in a good position right now. He was read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Following his dramatic exit from the UFC, Wanderlei Silva has officially been blackballed from the Hall of Fame, according to UFC President Dana White. The legendary MMA fighter took aim at the UFC a read news >>