That’s how long it’s been since UFC president Dana White missed a live fight card, but Tuesday night’s UFC on Fuel TV 3 event will break that streak.
The event taking place in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday that features a main event pitting Dustin Poirier against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung will be sans Dana White, who has to undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
White revealed the news via Twitter prior to the fights.
“First fight I will miss in 11 years and it is killing me,” White wrote. “I have to have surgery in L.A. tomorrow or trust me I would be (there).”
Later in the Twitter conversation with fans, White revealed that he is having surgery for Meniere’s disease.
According to PubMed Health online, Meniere’s disease is a condition when fluid in the inner ear gets too high, and it can affect balance and hearing, and also resembles a more severe case of Vertigo.
Approximately 50,000 to 100,000 develop Meniere’s disease per year.
“I’m hoping to be in and out quick,” wrote White. “I have no time for this (expletive), but it has to be done.”