UFC President Dana White recently spoke with HDNet’s “Inside MMA” about his ongoing battle with a rare inner ear disease called Meniere’s Disease.
I’m lobbying hard for this surgery. The surgery isn’t the cure. The surgery, they go in and they basically cut the nerve. So you have to learn to walk again. You have to go through serious rehabilitation. You have to learn how to do everything again. But I’m willing to have that done. I’ll go in, I’ll go hardcore rehab for the next three weeks. I’m a special case, in that the surgery makes sense for me, whereas it might not for other people my age.
About a month back, White missed his first live UFC event due to the disease. He is now on medication, which works only 50% of the time. As he stated, he is really pushing for the surgery. However, this could make him miss even more time from work, as he would have to learn to walk again.