Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dana White: King of MMA by June White Blog Tour Guest Post/Interview

One cannot deny the immense popularity of Dana White in the MMA community and business world. Dana has millions of fans around the world; he has been invited to speak at Oxford University in England, Harvard University and at Bill Gates yearly conference of the world’s 200 most noteworthy individuals. Dana has made himself a multimillionaire before the age of forty, and has received many awards since taking over as President of the UFC, but who is this individual.

Who is Dana White? What is known about Dana White outside of what he tells the media about himself?

This is a biography of Dana White, no myths, no lies, no tales, nothing but the truth about the boy, the man, the king, the dictator.

Most of us have heard of the story of Faust or some variation of it. Faust unhappy with his life and the limited things he has makes a deal with the devil. An arrangement where he wants more from life and exchanges his soul, (his moral integrity) to achieve the things he longs for and are out of reach for him. He cares more about power, success and worldly pleasures and is willing to trade his soul to have them.

If this were truly an option for you to choose today how many would take the deal? If offered all the things money and power could provide you in your life now and for the next 24 years would you think it worth the final outcome? The final outcome being eternal damnation, your soul spending eternity in the fires of hell.

In this situation there is no debate over whether heaven and hell exist. The devil has approached Faust and offered him everything he could possibly want while alive; would you consider it? Would you take a determined amount of time on earth with unlimited money, power, and success?

The difference with this tale and people today who have attained these things in their life; money, power and success, is many of them don’t carry a strong faith and believe there is a heaven or hell. That what they have and do now is all there is, no consequences for their actions, once given to the earth that is our end. So at what cost are we willing to attain these things?

Money, houses, cars and other material possessions may be part of your life but is integrity, character and a sense of duty worth more than all of that? Should you take time to make a difference, to realize and understand relationships are more important than accomplishments if you’ve allowed those to take a back seat to material possessions. That a persons character is worth much more than power, money and success.

At what point is the cost too great?

I know from personal experience what my answer would be.

1. If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 

Into the future, you would be going into the unknown, a bit of a scary thought, adrenaline would definitely be pumping. You wouldn’t know if you were traveling to a world of peace, equality and free from all disease or to a world devastated by war, famine and destruction by mankind. In my mind I can picture both.

2. If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 

My friends and family.

3. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

Matches, knife or hatchet and bug spray, (I get eaten alive by bugs).

4. What is one book everyone should read? 

Mine. Hahaha

5. If you were a superhero what would your name be? 

Superhero June

6. If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 

Power to fly.

7. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 

I love popsicles, and frozen fruit bars.

8. If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 

My dad, he died when we were young I would like him to see how we all turned out.

9. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 

Eggs, toast and coffee.

10. Night owl, or early bird? 

Night owl, I have wicked insomnia.

11. One food you would never eat? 

Raw anything, beef, fish, eggs. I need my food cooked.

12. Pet Peeves? 

Procrastination, being late for an appointment.

13. Skittles or M&Ms? 

This actually is a tough one, I buy either one of these when I need a sweet fix, Skittles.

14. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 

It’s simple, it’s honest, it’s from the heart, about a mother and child, about success and loss.

15. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 

Yes, I prefer to write about things I know, I was a nurse for many years. I would like to eventually attempt a mystery novel, I enjoy Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark stories.

16. What is your most rewarding experience since being published. 

I’ve met a lot of new people through social media, some very interesting and some quite helpful.

17. If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?

Cinderella, she lived happily ever after.

18. What is your dream cast for your book? 

Mark Walberg for my son, a number of people I know for bit parts and I can’t imagine who would play the mom, Angelina Jole, (ha,ha).

19. What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 

 Charlotte's Web and The Night Before Christmas.

20. Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 

Rocky theme song or Mother and Child Reunion.

21. What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 

Don’t let criticism stop or deter you. Think of it as someone trying to help you out or just a person who is miserable.

22. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 

I’m trying to figure that out for myself now.

23. What is your favorite Quote? 

Just because you have the right to do it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

24. When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”? 

I had no clue.

25. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?

I’d want someone who is very good at their trade to play me, it wouldn’t have to be someone who is currently famous, just a very good actress.

26. Hidden talent? 

I do water color painting, photography, quilting, stained glass, really good at interior design, I am a jack of all arts but master of none.

27. Favorite Food? 

Fish and chips at the beach.

28. Favorite Candy? 

Any good, expensive dark chocolate.

29. How do you react to a bad review? 

As I stated I am a jack of all arts, master of none so I wouldn’t take it personally, not everyone is going to like it.

30. If you were a bird, which one would you be? 

An eagle, grand, majestic, powerful and beautiful.

31. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why? 

Not a novel but the story, The Night Before Christmas, from the first time I heard the story it made me happy and excited that a special holiday was coming. I love the look on children’s faces when it’s read to them. Very creative mind that wrote it.

32. You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

Selfishly a winter home somewhere warm. I love New England but after January I need a break.

33. What do you do in your free time? 

Walks on the beach, go to the gym, eat out, hang out with friends and family, read, garden, spend too much time in front of the TV.

34. If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? 

A Life Well Lived.

35. What’s your favorite season/weather? 

Fall. Fall in New England is beautiful, the weather is perfect, farms are having fall festivals with fresh corn, apples, peaches, pies, craft fairs almost every weekend. Holidays around the corner. Love it.

36. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 

Haven’t yet, I will celebrate when it becomes a movie.

37. What is your guilty pleasure? 

An expensive meal in a good restaurant.

38. What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?

None, I’m not embarrassed by what I do, no matter what others think.

39. Favorite places to travel? 

Bahamas, Ireland, Italy, US.

40. Favorite music? 

Blues, old Irish songs.

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Genre – Biographies & Memoir
Rating – PG13
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Author’s Note:
I have written a book about my son, Dana White who is owner of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship). As many of you know, my son has created a fan base of millions in the United States and around the world. Under my son’s leadership, the very sport of mixed martial arts has emerged into an international billion dollar enterprise in a very short period of time.
I could really use some help picking a new title for my book. It is an unauthorized biography that speaks of many aspects of my son’s life. The book chronicles who Dana used to be, where he came from and the person he has ultimately become. Please submit your entries HERE. 

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