Dana White stands in the wings of the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan’s swank Upper West Side, chatting with one of the more than 300 fighters signed to his UFC brand. A few fans have finagled their way backstage, and they snap photos of White, the coarse, charismatic president of the UFC who has helped shape mixed martial arts into one of the nation’s most popular spectator sports. On the other side of the curtain sit hundreds more mixed martial arts fans. It’s an ornate Art Deco theater, a place that has hosted the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson. But right now, the name on the neon marquee facing Broadway? “UFC PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, HOSTED BY DANA WHITE.” The fans are here to ask about Nate Diaz’s chances against Jim Miller, about a possible UFC super show at Cowboy Stadium, about the dramatic rise of Jon Jones as the UFC’s top young fighter. But there’s a more subtle message being told here. It’s a message much bigger than the typical pre-fight hype for the nationally televised “UFC on FOX” fight. That message is this: The UFC has made it, and so has Dana White. They’re as big as you can get,… Read full this story
- House Republicans repeal Obamacare, hurdles await in US Senate
- Social News 28/6
- Social News 14/5
- Social News 7/12
- Where to celebrate Christmas and New Year?
- Social News 5/3
- Social News 5/5
- A nurse is accused of impregnating a woman in a vegetative state who later gave birth
- Social News 22/11
- Social News 17/10
UFC patiently awaits its Garden party have 255 words, post on www.foxsports.com at May 6, 2012. This is cached page on Vietnam Dance. If you want remove this page, please contact us.