Dana White puts up with so much…

Dana White with a funny fan in Rio de Janeiro / Photo: personal archive

By Marcelo Dunlop

There are exactly six months to go till UFC Rio, on August 17, 2011, an event guaranteed to make history for the city, for Brazilians, and for the athletes. And – why not? – the UFC’s organizers.

Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta were in Rio de Janeiro on December 15, but they didn’t get the chance to make the most of what the city has to offer.

During the frenzy of the press conference, a GRACIEMAG reporter approached Dana White to shoot the breeze.

Will you have time to get to see the Jiu-Jitsu academies in the city, Mr. President?

Shoot, thanks for the invitation, but not likely. Whenever I take these trips its the biggest rush and I get too worn out, imagine trying to train. And I’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning.

What about Lorenzo, would he like to get a roll in?

We can ask him…

And up come kids wanting to take photos Dana White, the press asking him to pose with the Brazilian flag, with Anderson Silva, with Vitor Belfort, with Royce Gracie. Dana humored them all with interviews, as usual.


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