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In the sporting world, Barack Obama is only slightly more powerful than Dana White

In the sporting world, Barack Obama is only slightly more powerful than Dana White

Can Obama do something about athletic commissions on a federal level? Perhaps make them not suck so consistently? Maybe he can release a drone to keep an eye on questionable judges so we can be free of one of America’s leading causes of cardiac arrest: the moronic split-decision. We should be redirecting an extremely lopsided amount of federal funding away from the war machine and towards education, specifically to better educate our MMA judges. I would even go so far as to internationally educate MMA judges if need be. We are America, damn it. It is our duty to be the world leaders in everything violent, thus MMA betterment should be shot through the pipeline fast and furious style.

I fear my name will go on a scary list (if it isn’t already) if I keep up with this article, so look at Obama, one spot ahead of Dana White on the Sports Illustrated 50 Most Powerful People in Sports list, which is a 100% scientific list with little human error.

Now Dana and Barack have something to break the ice if they ever are at a cocktail party together.

1. Roger Goodell    NFL commissioner
2. David Stern    NBA commissioner
3. Philip Anschutz     AEG owner
4. John Skipper     ESPN president
5. Bud Selig    MLB commissioner
6. Stan Kroenke     Kroenke Sports Enterprises owner
7. Mark Lazarus    NBC Sports chairman
8. Jacques Rogge    IOC president
9. Phil Knight     Nike chairman
10. Hedge Fund Dude
11. Mark Walter     Guggenheim Partners CEO & Dodgers owner
12. Robert Kraft     Patriots owner
13. Sean McManus     CBS Sports chairman
14. Michael Dolan     IMG Worldwide CEO
15. Eric Shanks     Fox Sports copresident
16. Sepp Blatter     FIFA president
17. Mike Slive     SEC commissioner
18. Adam Silver     NBA deputy commissioner
19. Jerry Jones     Cowboys owner
20. Larry Ellison     Oracle CEO
21. Richard Scudamore     Barclays Premier League CEO
22. Bernie Ecclestone     Formula One president and CEO
23. Scott Boras    Baseball agent
24. Kevin Plank     Under Armour CEO
25. Tim Finchem     PGA commissioner
26. Jm Delany     Big Ten commissioner
27. Gary Bettman     NHL commissioner
28. David Levy     Turner Broadcasting president of sales, distribution and sports
29. Glazer Family
30. Carlos Brito     Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO
31. Donald Fehr     NHLPA executive director
32. Herbert Hainer     Adidas Group CEO
33. Bob Bowman     MLB Advanced Media CEO
34. Casey Wasserman     Wasserman Media Group CEO
35. DeMaurice Smith    NFLPA executive director
36. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan     UAE Deputy Prime Minister & Man. City owner
37. Travis Tygart     USADA CEO
38. Mark Emmert     NCAA president
39. John Riccitiello     Electronic Arts CEO
40. Brian France     NASCAR CEO and chairman
41. Alison Lewis and Sharon Byers     Coca-Cola North America
42. Al Haymon     Boxing adviser and promoter
43. Ed O’Bannon     Retired basketball player
44. Barack Obama     U.S. President

45. Dana White UFC president

46. Cindy Davis     Nike Golf president
47. Tom Condon     CAA Sports cohead of football division
48. Mark Cuban     Mavericks owner
49. Stephen Espinoza     Showtime executive VP of sports and event programming
50. Michael Jordan    Bobcats owner

Teenage Obama and Matt Riddle probably would have been really good friends.

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