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Dana White Offered Ex-Best Buy Employee His Spot During McGregor And Cerrone’s Face-Off

Dana White Offered Ex-Best Buy Employee His Spot During McGregor And Cerrone’s Face-Off

A former Best Buy employee who went viral for her heroics took UFC president Dana White's place during the intense face-off for UFC 246.

Summer Tapasa-Sataraka, 24, became an online sensation after security footage showed how she bravely manhandled a would-be shoplifter.

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And White was so impressed with her heroics that he took to Twitter last week and said he would personally fly her out for Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone's showdown this weekend.

Summer, who quit before she could have been fired by the company for her handling of the incident, was spotted at the face-off for McGregor and Cerrone on Friday's weigh-ins.

UFC chief White also stepped to one side and allowed the ex-Best Buy employee to take his place during the face-off.

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UFC fans flocked to Twitter after they spotted Summer and shared their excitement about her doing the face-off for McGregor and Cerrone.

Summer revealed that she was stunned when the UFC president told her that she would be doing the face-off.

She told reporters: "That was unexpected. Thanks a lot, Dana.

"He had told me right before we went up he was like, 'I want you in the middle of them. I want you in the middle of the face-off.'

"I was like, 'No, you better not. You better not.' And he goes, 'Yes you are. Yes you are.'

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"So, when 'Cowboy' was there and Conor was coming, [Dana] was like, 'Come here, come here. Stand right here by the tape.'

"I was like, 'Oh my God, Oh my God this is happening.' It's so cool. It's so cool. It was great.

"From watching the fight at home to actually being here in the fight and the weigh-ins, it's unreal to me.

"It's like I'm living a dream. I'm living a fantasy. It's amazing."

Featured Image Credit: UFC/Twitter

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, UFC 246, UFC, Las Vegas, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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