Despite swallowing up his biggest competitor and landing an ever-elusive broadcast network deal with FOX this past year, AskMen’s readers voted UFC president Dana White (Pictured) as the 38th most influential man of 2011.
For a mixed martial arts representative to crack the Top 49 list is an accomplishment in itself, however White was rated #32 in last year’s poll and #9 in 2009. UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre is the only other MMA star to ever make the club. GSP was ranked #36 in 2009.
“I’m honored for even being thought of for a 3rd time, especially for the fact that readers have voted for this,” White expressed. “I am just completely honored.”
After tallying over 200 thousand of their reader’s votes, it was determined Apple’s late CEO, Steve Jobs, was the year’s most influential man. Rounding out the top five were; Seal Team Six, followed by Larry Page, Warren Buffet and Kanye West.
Oddly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was pegged at #27. That’s interesting considering that more than 800 million people across the globe use his product on a regular basis.