UFC 124: Does Dana White Have A Point?
Dana White doesn't have a problem expressing his opinion, but did he get carried away about Georges St.-Pierre?
The UFC President recently told members of the Canadian press that GSP is way more famous than legendary hockey star and native son Wayne Gretzky.
"This dude [St. Pierre] is a billion times more famous than any other athlete that's ever come out of Canada, including Wayne Gretzky," White said in this article. "I like Wayne Gretzky. I was just with him, his wife and his kids a month ago over at one of the casinos here in Las Vegas. Super nice guy. Got nothing against him. [But] fly him over to England, fly him over to Asia, fly him to anywhere in Europe, [while] St. Pierre gets mobbed, nobody knows who the hell Wayne Gretzky is."
As crazy as it sounds, White is dead on. Don't you agree? Hockey may be popular in Canada, but it's nowhere near the level of UFC, which continues to grow worldwide. As the sport attracts more fans, it makes sense its fighters will gain even more notoriety as well.