01 Jan Dana White adds ex-Best Buy employee who thwarted TV thief to UFC security team
Summer Tapasa-Sataraka took UFC President Dana White’s job offer and went from Hawaii to “The Ninth Island.”
The former Best Buy employee made headlines in January when she stopped a thief from stealing a television at her store in Aiea, Hawaii. Footage of Tapasa-Sataraka’s actions went viral and caught the eye of White, who took to social media to offer her tickets to UFC 246 and a possible job opportunity after learning that Best Buy might let her go as a result of the incident.
On Thursday, White tweeted out an update on Tapasa-Sataraka’s story, saying that she is now officially part of the UFC security team in Las Vegas.
Welcome to the @ufc Summer Tapasa!! I’m so happy you chose a career with us pic.twitter.com/GCmcCJF6sL
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 3, 2020
“Do you remember the girl Summer that worked for Best Buy as security in Hawaii?” White said. “Somebody was stealing a TV, some dude, and she beat his ass and stopped him from stealing the TV and she got fired by Best Buy, which I thought was horrible. So I brought her out to Vegas, I offered her a job here, and she went back to Hawaii, she weighed all her options.
“Well, she decided to come work for the UFC, so she is now a UFC employee. So all you people thinking about fu**ing around over here at the UFC, you get your ass whooped by Summer.”
The above clip also includes an appearance from Tapasa-Sataraka herself, who says she’s been with the UFC for a little over a week and hopes to be “moving on up.”