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5 Reasons Why Dana White is the Best President in Sports

5 Reasons Why Dana White Is the Best President In Sports

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There has not been such an explosion in popularity for a sport as that seen by mixed martial arts in the last decade. A large part of this phenomenon is the success of the largest MMA promotion, the UFC. One of the major reasons for the success of this fight promotion is its President, Dana White. Between his business sense, his charisma and his obvious success, there is no shortage of proof that he is the best President in sports.

5. He Offers His Own Commentary

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5. He Offers His Own Commentary

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Most sports commissioners generally stay out of the actual game and just stick to their own political and financial duties. However, Dana White is an in-your face promoter whose unique position within the sport has allowed him to garner a large following and achieve near celebrity status. His commentary on fights and fighters is insightful and enables himself and the promotion to have greater dialogue with fans.

4. Hands-On Leadership

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4. Hands-On Leadership

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Dana White is in the spotlight with far more frequency than other league Presidents. Part of this has to do with the nature of fight promotion rather than being in charge of a major league like the NFL or NHL. However, his style of leadership, through which he interacts with fighters and their teams, is also a factor in the success of the UFC.

3. No Nonesense Business Style

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3. No Nonesense Business Style

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Dana White has a very simple policy when it comes to his fighters. If they fight well, win and entertain the fans, they will be rewarded. There is some politics and nonesense in the UFC, but it is minimal compared to other leagues. Again, this has to do partially with the nature of fight promotion, but White's own personality and business policies are very effective for the league.

2. He Has Actual Charisma

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2. He Has Actual Charisma

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Dana White is the kind of President that the fans want to see on screen. He gets excited about the fights he puts together and wants his own stamp on the league and the career of each individual fighter. Other league commissioners such as Roger Goodell and Gary Bettman are as entertaining to watch as furniture, but Dana White adds to the entertainment value of the UFC.

1. The Numbers Are On His Side

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1. The Numbers Are On His Side

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The UFC has seen such an explosion across the world in the past twenty years. This is the simplest argument of all. The UFC has not only grown in the United Sates but now has regular events in Canada, the UK and Asia, and has grown exponentially everywhere TV exists. The UFC is growing in popularity every day while the NFL, NBA and NHL (to name a few leagues) are all spinning their wheels trying to increase renown, with little success.

Chris Langton is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Langtron57, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google