SUMMER TAPASA-SATARAKA FRONT & CENTRE AT UFC 246
Towards the end of last year a video of Samoan security worker Summer Tapasa-Sataraka (who stopped a thief from walking out of Best Buy Hawai'i with merchandise), went viral and caught the attention of UFC CEO Dana White.
He shared the video of Summer and announced he would fly her to Las Vegas for the weekend as his guest to watch UFC 246 fight night, give her rock star treatment and also tweeted that he wants her to work for him.
True to his word he had Summer front and centre stage with him at the UFC 246 weigh-ins yesterday and told her to take his place where he usually stands in the face-off. (Video above)
Summer told reporters after the weigh-ins "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.'
"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." via Sport Bible
Summer described the incident that got Dana White's attention in her facebook post below. That last line tho ;)