UFC President Dana White Avoids Surgery

May 24, 2012
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You can’t keep a good man down.

That’s the philosophy UFC President Dana White is using following his news from just over a week ago that he was having surgery to treat Meniere’s disease.

Well, now according to UFC officials who confirmed with MMAWeekly.com on Thursday, White avoided surgery and will instead treat the condition with medication instead.

White was prepped and ready for surgery in Los Angeles last week, but a last minute change in treatment was suggested and now the UFC President will instead take medication to help the issues caused by the Meniere’s disease, which is essentially an inner ear imbalance and extreme bouts of Vertigo.

UFC officials confirmed that White is doing great and going with medication instead to help avoid surgery.

The UFC President missed his first event in 11 years when he had to get ready for the potential surgery which caused him to miss the UFC on Fuel show in Virginia last week headlined by ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung against Dustin Poirier.

(Ken Pishna contributed to this report)


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  • voltaire64

    Many people are having success with the herpes drug Valtrex. Prednisone and Betahistine are also found to be beneficial. He’s best off changing his diet to low sodium and cutting back his schedule. He can do it voluntarily or he can wait until the disease forces him too.

    • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

      Sounds like you’re speaking from experience.

  • voltaire64

    I am, I’ve had the disease since 2001. Lost 85% plus hearing in both ears. Tinnitus 24/7, fullness (like being up in a plane and being unable to pop your ears to release the pressure). Had dizziness too but had to completely restructure my diet to low sodium and I believe that has had a great impact on the number of vertigo episodes I’ve had. The steroid prednisone works well but the side effects are really bad, both physically and psychologically. I can’t imagine what it would do to Dana’s personality.
    If he can progress to the point where he can avoid vertigo then everything else is pretty much a non issue, you’ll get used to it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002232744479 savagechezz

    man I knew when he missed that last Event, making up some Rare Disease to have Operated on, that Dana was FULL of BS….

    He knew it was not a staked Card and so decided to miss the Event, but the Card still turned out to be cool….

    Dana is a LIAR and full of it, I mean come on seriously…. Missing an Event of ANY kind for supposedly surgery on his EAR!!

    Man up Coward Liar!!!!