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White vlog: ‘Santa’ Dana grants wishes

Steve Cofield

Canadians are faithful and creative MMA fans. A few thousand attended a Dana White Q & A yesterday at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. They've learned from experience that if you ask Dana White for something, he may actually give it to you.

Multiple fans asked for a chance to go backstage during the weigh-in. It appeared that 28 of them got back there.

Another fan asked if he could sit next to the Octagon girls during UFC 129 - wish granted. And the most bold fan asked if he could come into the cage following the main event. He told White that he's great at eveything except putting the championship belt on, so the fan asked if he could put the belt on Georges St-Pierre after he beats "James" Shields. Clearly, he's a baseball fan. Jake is the fighter challenging GSP, James is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays. White thought for a second and said yes. He confirmed it later in a short conversation with Joe Rogan (3:25 mark).

White and the crew give us a quick look at Rogers Centre with its configuration for the 55,000 tonight. A reporter, sitting in an SUV with White and owner Lorenzo Fertitta in the bowels of Rogers Centre, was scared to death when the sound in the arena was cranked up. White said it shook the car.

White also jokes while walking around the arena that he hopes no one presses "the button" to open the Rogers Centre roof. The stadium that used to be known as Skydome has a retractable roof. There is a giant four-sided scoreboard with HD screens hanging over the Octagon (8:05 mark)

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