Dana White ranks the best promoters of all time (P.T. Barnum, Vince McMahon, Don King, Bob Arum, him last), and give a special place to Mama Kardashian / Kris Jenner.
“That’s a tough one, man. I think if you look at the fact that people still know who the (expletive) PT Barnum is, you’d have to go with PT Barnum as No. 1. Um, I’d probably put Vince No. 2. Vince and Don are both up there in age. Vince is still in there, (expletive) doing his thing, cutting huge major deals. I would put Don King No. 3. Who else did you have? You’d have to put Arum in there, too. You have to put Arum in there. And if I had to be on there, I’d put me last.”
“I have no idea. I don’t think I’d be someone who would make that decision. I think there are a lot of great promoters. People know who Barnum is, Vince McMahon has been around a long time. Don King. Mama Kardashian, if she isn’t the greatest promoter of all time, I don’t know who is. The show is about nothing and her daughters are some of the most famous people on earth and are making millions. I don’t think you could count her out. I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to do and we’ve done things that people have never done before, things even boxing couldn’t do in its heyday. I don’t think about who’s the greatest promoter of all time.”
I would put bodybuilding huckster Joe Weider in this list too. He and his brother Ben single handedly created and ruled modern bodybuilding for several decades.
I’m going with todays individual sports. I’m basically asking who promotes their sport better in respect to innovation, marketing, etc
VINCE MCMAHON vs JOE WEIDER
Rise and Fall of the World Bodybuilding Federation
SO YOU WANNA BE A FIGHT PROMOTER!
How Joe and Ben Weider Became the Founding Fathers of Bodybuilding
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