Muhammad Ali Tweets at UFC Pres. Dana White About Being 'Original MMA Fighter'

Ali Twitter/Getty Images
Jake SilverSocial Media StaffApril 3, 2014

If there's one man who can humble UFC President Dana White, it's Muhammad Ali.

Ali, of course, needs no introduction. Nicknamed "The Greatest," the 72-year-old boxing legend is one of the most revered athletes of all time. Apparently, he is also an active social media user:

What you think @DanaWhite? Muhammad Ali - the original #MMA fighter? @ufc pic.twitter.com/V5kVdkzEzt

— Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) April 3, 2014

.@MuhammadAli U sir are the original EVERYTHING! Ur the reason combat sports is where it is 2day Greatest tweet ive ever recieved Im honored

— Dana White (@danawhite) April 3, 2014

The picture Ali tweeted was of his 1976 fight against Japanese professional wrestler Antonio Inoki in Tokyo, Japan. The fight was fought with special rules and is considered a precursor to modern MMA.

Dana White seemed positively giddy about the Twitter interaction:

I had no idea @MuhammadAli was on twitter! Follow The Greatest!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) April 3, 2014


Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices