UFC president Dana White has an MMA Mount Rushmore of his personal but he admits it wasn’t straightforward to put jointly.
Fight lovers typically focus on who the biggest fighters of all time are. Some go as much as to set alongside one another their personal MMA Mount Rushmore. Which is what White has completed when questioned. His choices are positive to get quite a few inside of the MMA community speaking.
Dana White Names His MMA Mount Rushmore
White produced an visual appearance on The Schmozone Podcast. On the demonstrate, White discovered his MMA Mount Rushmore (h/t BJPenn.com).
“I signify if you discuss about a Mount Rushmore, in which their heads are carved in stone forever, you have to go Royce Gracie, no brainer, you have to do that. Amanda Nunes, it has to be Amanda Nunes the best woman fighter at any time,” White mentioned on The Schmozone Podcast. “The other two are challenging. I would have to go with Jon Jones. The men have under no circumstances been overwhelmed. What is a lot more astounding about him heading undefeated, which is very awesome simply because extremely couple of persons do in this sport, is the items he’s carried out to himself outside the house the Octagon and he still hasn’t been beat… The quantity 4 on Mount Rushmore, I guess you have to go with Chuck Liddell. At the issue in time, he was the greatest star at any time. It’s virtually a coinflip in between Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.”
White was questioned why legends Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva did not make the slash. White went on to give equally adult men their due. St-Pierre will be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame in July, whilst Silva is very substantially a lock for the honor as soon as his pro MMA profession wraps up.
It is appealing that White has Jones on the list inspite of their problems. Jones has threatened to vacate the light-weight heavyweight championship thanks to his spat with the UFC brass over pay. The UFC manager has expressed his perception that eventually that problem will be worked out.
White’s selection to place Royce Gracie on there probably is not so stunning. Several contemplate Royce to be as significant to the sport of MMA as Muhammad Ali was to boxing. As for Amanda Nunes, she is regarded as to be the most dominant woman in MMA currently. With dominant finishes about the likes of Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, and Holly Holm, perhaps it is not so considerably of a stretch.
As for Chuck Liddell, some may accuse White of staying biased. It’s no solution that White and Liddell have a robust friendship. At the similar time, Liddell was at the time the most dominant light-weight heavyweight in MMA, although some would argue that versus Pride FC’s very best in the heyday he would’ve been in issues. Those of that belief point to “The Iceman’s” two losses to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
Do you concur with Dana White’s choices for an MMA Mount Rushmore?