Dana White Pays Tribute to Mask; “One of the Pioneers”

By Garrett Bailey

MMAmania dug up a quote from UFC President Dana White on what TapouT and Charles "Mask" Lewis meant to the sport of MMA when he talked to the Canadian Press.

Dana White:

“You couldn’t meet a nicer guy, a more friendly, outgoing guy, a more loyal guy. He really was a good person. He’s one of the pioneers, one of the legends of this sport. This guy was selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car and when we first got involved with the UFC, we met them. We really liked them, we liked their energy. They were good people and we got together and we started doing all this grassroots marketing together – the UFC and Tapout. They were very loyal to us and we were very loyal to them. And it sucks to see a guy who has worked so hard his whole life, to finally make it and break through, and then have something like this happen to him.”

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3 responses

  1. My fiance’ and I juat want to give recognition to a man who was an inspiration to so many. It’s a tragedy to lose someone like Mask b/c people like him are so few and far between. Although we didn’t know him personally, our hearts are heavy with sadness b/c of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, especially Punkass and Skyscrape. We hope that you guys will keep his legacy alive.

    March 14, 2009 at 7:47 pm

  2. My fiance’ and I juat want to give recognition to a man who was an inspiration to so many. It’s a tragedy to lose someone like Mask b/c people like him are so few and far between. Although we didn’t know him personally, our hearts are heavy with sadness b/c of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, especially Punkass and Skyscrape. We hope that you guys will keep his legacy alive.
    Sincerely,
    Jared Jilton & Star Bowers

    March 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

  3. mmafia

    jared and star, make sure to also share your comments and thoughts on tapout.com as well. RIP MASK

    March 14, 2009 at 7:53 pm

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