UFC president Dana White has had a very long and public battle with Meniere’s Disease. For those unfamiliar with Meniere’s it is an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing. There is no known cure, but that hasn’t stopped White from seeking treatments to fix the issue that has made it really hard for him to do his job at times.
Thankfully, White appears to be symptom free, and the men who led him to the procedure that now has him Meniere’s free will surprise you — Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant.
How did that happen? Let White tell the story.
“So it’s funny because you ask me this question, I had the surgery for it, which is the new surgery where they go in and put a stint inside your ear,” White said. “So it’s basically like having brain surgery and the surgery did not go well for me. It did not help me at all. It actually made me worse. And I was living a pretty miserable life.”
After the unsuccessful surgery, White got some advice from his famous friends that has apparently paid off.
“Well, A-Rod from the Yankees, hit me up and told me that when he was hurt Kobe called him and they both went to Germany and did this stem cell stuff. Right. So he says listen bro, I don’t know if this is going to help you, but I’ll tell you what it’s worth a shot,” White told Jay Mohr today on ESPN radio, via MMA Corner. “Well long story short, we had the fight out to Sweden. I went to Germany. I got the stem cells. Dude, I am 100 percent cured.
“I am 100 percent a new guy, man. I’m working out again. I’m doing all the things that I used to do. I’m traveling. My life is back. All they do is they go in there, they take your blood, they incubate it, they spin it and add stuff to it. I don’t know what the hell they do, I’m no scientist. I’m a million bucks now, man. I couldn’t feel better.”
It’s great to hear that Dana White is now symptom free and able to go about his life normally.
He was clearly bothered by the disease in the past and wasn’t able to fully focus on his job as often as he would like. The best part for everyone, including the fans, is that White has done a hell of a job with the UFC even with Meniere’s Diseases, so we can only imagine how great the organization can be when he is able to put 100 percent of his focus and attention on the sport that he loves so much.