Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White among the top '50 Most Influential People In Sports Business' for 2011

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has two of its highest-ranking executives rated among the top "50 Most Influential People In Sports Business" for 2011, according to the Sports Business Journal.

Coming in at number 41, Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta and President Dana White make the list for their contributions to the world of mixed martial arts, which continues to change the way mainstream sports looks at cagefighting, particularly on the heels of its recent broadcast deal with the FOX Network.

In the last decade, the Las Vegas billionaire and his bombastic front man have taken the UFC from outlawed to in thing. A move to the Fox family of networks, coupled with expansion into South America and Asia, made 2011 a watershed year.

The UFC brass share the list with a Weiner and a Cuban.

MLB Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner came in at number 42 while Dallas Mavericks owner and HDNet head honcho Mark Cuban was number 45.

To see the rest of the list click here.

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