Dana White Finalist for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List

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grappler0000
4/1/10 1:47:02PM
The gate holding mixed martial arts back from mainstream acceptance continues to creak open. As a further sign, UFC President Dana White is on the short list of contenders for Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Though the poll just went live on Thursday morning, White was ranked in the top 10 of votes, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama, entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey and billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates, among others.

The list focuses on leaders, artists, innovators and icons with a global impact. In 2007, Time 100 list managing editor Richard Strengel explained that the Time 100 was not a list of the hottest, most popular or most powerful people, but rather the most influential, saying, "Influence is hard to measure, and what we look for is people whose ideas, whose example, whose talent, whose discoveries transform the world we live in."

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grappler0000
4/1/10 1:52:10PM
Giant_Ochai
4/1/10 2:58:28PM
Is this an April Fool's joke?

edit: Wow, damn near all of them are a joke.
cmill21
4/1/10 5:03:46PM
Looked through 15 of em and the only one I know is Dana.
bjj1605
4/1/10 9:47:27PM
Anyone who considers themselves a respectable member of society needs to vote Robert Patinson and Lady Gaga as least influential.
icantthinkofanything
4/2/10 8:55:18AM
DW will prolly be below Osama Bin Laden and above Iran's Prime Minister imo.
lol
grappler0000
4/2/10 9:59:51PM

Posted by icantthinkofanything

DW will prolly be below Osama Bin Laden and above Iran's Prime Minister imo.
lol



He's ranked 5th at the moment and peaked at number 1 on the first day...never underestimate the power of MMA fans.
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