Throughout an interview with The Schmozone Podcast, UFC president Dana White picked 4 fighters who he wish to add to his UFC Mount Rushmore. His first choose was the legendary Royce Gracie, who can also be the first-ever UFC champion. Talking concerning the UFC Corridor of Famer, White stated, “I imply if you happen to discuss a Mount Rushmore, the place their heads are carved in stone ceaselessly, it’s a must to go Royce Gracie, no brainer, it’s a must to do this”.
UFC Information: Dana White’s UFC Mount Rushmore
Dana White then picked present two-division champion, Amanda Nunes, hailing her as the best feminine fighter of all time. His third choose was Jon Jones, who dominated the sunshine heavyweight division for nearly a decade earlier than vacating the strap to maneuver to the heavyweights. “The man’s by no means been overwhelmed,” White added.
Jones is presently 26-1-Zero (1 NC), together with his solely loss coming by way of disqualification when he hit Matt Hamill with an unlawful elbow on the TUF Heavyweights Finale in December 2009. So, when White says that Jones has by no means been defeated, he could be speaking about an actual loss, which comes by way of a KO, TKO, unanimous resolution, submission and others. Jones might have even received the Hamill struggle if it was not stopped in a controversial method.
White’s fourth and remaining choose was the legendary Chuck, who he believes is the “greatest star ever”. The Corridor of Famer dominated the sunshine heavyweight division earlier than Jones and performed an enormous half in transcending the game, method earlier than Conor McGregor stepped contained in the UFC octagon.
UFC Information: Dana White excludes Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, others
Whereas Dana White’s picks are comprehensible, many have been left questioning the place the likes of Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva slot in, contemplating they each dominated their respective division, with Silva even holding the longest title reign in UFC historical past at 2,457 days. The reigning light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov can also be to contemplate because the Eagle retired from the game undefeated at 29-Zero.
Some would possibly even argue that Nurmagomedov’s arch-rival Conor McGregor can also be a worthy candidate as The Infamous One took the game to the remainder of the world. Whereas his win-loss report is just not as spectacular as Khabib’s, he stays a pioneer of the game, who’s nonetheless the largest PPV vendor for the promotion. Just like McGregor, Ronda Rousey was one other distinctive fighter who helped carry UFC into the mainstream.