UFC President Dana White has been at the helm of the UFC for almost two decades now, with a lot of fighters spending time in the Octagon in that near two decade period.
The UFC President was recently asked which four MMA fighters would be in his Mount Rushmore and there are some great names on that list.
“I mean if you talk about a Mount Rushmore, where their heads are carved in stone forever, you have to go Royce Gracie, no brainer, you have to do that. Amanda Nunes, it has to be Amanda Nunes the greatest female fighter ever,” White said on The Schmozone Podcast (via Colt Shelton of BJPenn.com). “The other two are tough. I would have to go with Jon Jones. The guys have never been beaten. What is more amazing about him going undefeated, which is incredibly amazing because very few people do in this sport, is the things he’s done to himself outside the Octagon and he still hasn’t been beat… The number four on Mount Rushmore, I guess you have to go with Chuck Liddell. At the point in time, he was the biggest star ever. It’s almost a coinflip between Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin.”
Three fighters on the list (Jones, Liddell & Griffin) would be UFC Light Heavyweight Champion during their time in the company, while Gracie won multiple tournaments in the early days of the promotion.
“If you look at what Anderson Silva did for Brazil and GSP did for Canada, these guys had an impact on an entire country is very massive and very strong,” White said.
Jones could be a surprising name on the list for some, as he and White are currently at odds over fighter pay.