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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White doesn’t know if he’s a better promoter than 'Mama Kardashian'

Is UFC President Dana White the greatest promoter of all time? Or does Kris Jenner give him a run for his money?

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"I have no idea. I don't think I'd be someone who would make that decision. I think there are a lot of great promoters. People know who Barnum is, Vince McMahon has been around a long time. Don King. Mama Kardashian, if she isn't the greatest promoter of all time, I don't know who is. The show is about nothing and her daughters are some of the most famous people on earth and are making millions. I don't think you could count her out. I'm very proud of what we've been able to do and we've done things that people have never done before, things even boxing couldn't do in its heyday. I don't think about who's the greatest promoter of all time."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is very good at his job. With the seemingly natural ability to talk up, sell and promote a fight and put on great mixed martial arts (MMA) events worldwide, with the help of his many employees at ZUFFA headquarters, of course, White can probably sell a fight between paper and plastic. And you would probably watch, too. But is he the greatest promoter of all time? There have been many great ones in the past such as boxing icon Don King, who promoted many legendary battles including most of Mike Tyson's earlier fights. Then we have Vince McMahon, who took over the family business in WWE and is now at the helm of a billion dollar wrestling company. According to White, who spoke to Ariel Helwani on "UFC Tonight," you can even through Kris Jenner in there, or, who he refers to as "Mama Kardashian." She is, of course, the mother of the (in) famous Kardashian sisters whom, according to White, she has helped make millionaires for doing absolutely nothing. Aside from pulling ‘mama' duties, Kris is one of the stars of the television show, "Keeping up With The Kardashians," which inked a $40 million dollar extension deal with E!, earlier this year. She also serves as her daughter's manager, booking them for appearances and guest spots, for a 10-percent fee of all earnings, of course. Regardless if you're a fan of their work or not, the Kardashian clan can thank their mother for helping them run and progress in their careers. So I leave it to you, comparing resumes, who is the best promoter of all time? White, King, McMahon or "Mama Kardashian?"

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