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Dana White No. 38 on AskMen's Top 49 Influential Men List

UFC Announces Commitment To Come To Madison Square Garden and New York State Dana White, UFC President, speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2011 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Dana White (Getty Images) Turning a ruthless bloodsport into an international phenomenon is no small task, but UFC president Dana White made mixed-martial arts one of the biggest sports in the world, which explains why he shows up at number 38 in AskMen's 49 Most Influential Men of 2011.

Just how did White increase UFC's hold on the sports world in 2011? First, he helped legalize MMA in Toronto, one of the biggest television markets for the sport, then he held UFC 129 at Toronto's Rogers Centre, which drew more than 55,000 fans. On top of that, White signed a major broadcasting deal with FOX, which will surely expose a whole new demographic to a sport that has all but overtaken boxing.

AskMen's 2011 list of the Top 49 Most Influential Men was based on more than 200,000 reader votes, as well as intense deliberation among the website's editorial staff.  This year's list brings together a diverse range of individuals from all walks of life. Whether it's a tech visionary, celebrity, or road cyclists, each of these men helped define 2011. 

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  • Dana White in UFC on Fox: Velasquez v Dos Santos - Press Conference
  • Dana White in UFC 131 Pay Per View Press Conference
  • Dana White in UFC 127:  Penn v Fitch
  • Dana White in UFC, Famous Stars And Straps And New Era Cap Company Inc. "The Magic Party" At XS The Nightclub
  • Dana White in Celebrities Out At Trousdale Night Club
  • Dana White in UFC Announces Commitment To Come To Madison Square Garden and New York State
  • Dana White in Harry Reid Casts His Vote During Early Voting
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