On Thursday, UFC president Dana White received a message from one of boxing’s all-time greats, Muhammad Ali, on Twitter. In the past, when people pose a question to White he answers in a way that will make others laugh or cause the person asking the question to take a step back if they are being a troll, but we saw a great side of White when he received the message from Ali asking if “The Greatest” was the original mixed martial artist.
When White noticed the comment, he responded with a message of his own on Twitter where he showed the world a rare glimpse of a humbled Dana White.
Here is how he responded:
.@MuhammadAli U sir are the original EVERYTHING! Ur the reason combat sports is where it is 2day Greatest tweet ive ever recieved Im honored
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 3, 2014
There is no doubt that Ali was one of the greatest athletes to ever participate in combat sports and he is an icon and someone that we all look up to if we grew up on the sport.
When you see the amount of respect that Ali gets to this day from everyone around the world, it is great to see all of his hard work and amazing performances have stuck in our minds.