There are six months to go till UFC Rio, on August 27, 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.
The next day he event dropped by the beach for some quick photos. But the best of what tried that Rio had to offer was really the sense of humor.
At the celebrated presser, as he posed for a photo with UFC fan João Paulo Freitas, Dana heard:
Can I take a photo of the two most handsome bald guys in this place?
Of course (laughs).
Make sure Royce doesn’t hear us!
Causing the promotional president to break out in laughter.
Now what would you say to Dana White if you were to cross paths with him? What fights would you request for UFC Rio? Comment below and put the pressure on him.