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According to Time Magazine, Dana is. Here is the article with a link following.

Dana White has been nominated to be included in Time Magazine's Most Influential People. Yes, our own foul-mouthed UFC president has been noticed by the most mainstream media. By reader voting, he is even near the top of the most influential list, ahead of President Obama, Lady Gaga and boxer Manny Pacquiao.
Here's what Time had to say about White:
The sport White champions is officially called mixed-martial arts but he and his partners have successfully branded it Ultimate Fighting, the name of their outfit, and that's how it's almost universally known — to the chagrin of other MMA organizers. By doing so, he has revived a spectacle that had fallen into such disrepute that it was once described as "human cockfighting." Now, professional boxing wishes it were Ultimate Fighting. White is the UFC's public face, most pugnacious booster, No. 1 tweeter and irrepressible fan — the ruler of Fight Club.
Does he deserve to be included?
Considering the company he has helped build reached its apex last summer with UFC 100, yes. White has pushed the UFC to be an internationally known brand; in the past year, fights have been in Germany and Australia. Under his leadership, the UFC successfully lobbied to get MMA legalized or regulated in Wisconsin and his home state of Massachusetts, and they're headed to Vancouver for the first time this summer.
At the same time, the UFC is still struggling to get the sport legalized in New York. White suffered an especially public defeat last summer when Fedor Emelianenko signed with Strikeforce instead of the UFC. He also went through a PR mess when he dropped a slur against gays and another against women in a video blog in a rant about a reporter.
The good news is that voting isn't by a yes/no vote. You can rate White's level of influence on a scale of 1-100. Make your opinion known here.
http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/ca...-readers-White-more-influentia?urn=mma,231694

What does everything think of this? I wouldn't put too much legitimacy to a survey like this because when I scrolled through it, I think the average rating out of 100 for Adam Lambert was 95 on how influential he is...
 

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White's influence on a scale of 1-100? about 16. The fact is, the vast majority of Americans, and an even larger majority of people worldwide have no idea who Dana White even is. Has he helped revolutionized the sport of MMA and been instrumental in its mainstream success? absolutely. Is he relevant outside the sphere of MMA? absolutely not.
 

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Sprot is huge, make no mistake. The head of an organization that is known as the fastest growing sport in the world, the UFC, is very powerful.

In the UK an affair between a well known football ( soccer ) player and his mates ex held the front pages of the tabloids for weeks. In once instance pushing another story to page 11. One regards the inquiry into the Iraq war and the issues with our Prime Minister lying to us to take us there. A far more pressing issue, but the sheep like masses dont give a shit. They are intoxicated with sport. Politics is far behind in the mind of John Smith, to the likes of footballers and celebrities. I bet if David Beckham ran for election he would get more people voting than ever before.

Football of course is the biggest sport in the world, but it gives us a glimpse as to how influential a sport can be. With the UFC growing like it is, you can see how it might end up rivalling football as the most popular sport on the planet. This makes Dana super influential right now.
 

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For certain people yes, for others no. There are people who pay more attention to Dana White than Barack Obama and therefore, Dana was more of an influence. Vice Versa, Obama is now more influential. There isn't a clear cut answer.
 

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I dont think Dana White could have gotten that health bill passed, so my answer is NO.
 

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I dont think Dana White could have gotten that health bill passed, so my answer is NO.
**** yeah he could as long as those crazy Russians didn't get involved.
 

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thread topic is provocative, but cmon dawg, you have to know it's also idiotic. the owner of a small sports league, even the premier in its genre, is not remotely comparable to the president of the USA.
 
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