Dana White diagnosed with Meniere's disease, surgery for UFC PresidentPosted on May 17, 2012, 12:41 AM by Mike Searson
UFC President Dana White has been diagnosed with Meniere's disease, and is scheduled to undergo surgery in Los Angeles. Tuesday night's fight card at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia was the first event he has missed since he bought the UFC in January 2001. White spent the night watching the fights from home and tweeting with fans.
According to Dr. Johnny Benjamin on MMAjunkie.com: "The most common symptoms of Meniere's disease are intense dizziness or vertigo, lack of balance, and hearing loss. The exact cause of Meniere's is not known, but it's believed to be related to an increase in fluid pressure of the inner ear, which is the body's equilibrium center. Meniere's may develop as a result of head trauma, middle or inner ear infection, allergies, recent viral illness, fatigue and stress – just to name a few."
White revealed the news via Twitter prior to the fights.
@kale_h123 I have minears disease. Sucks— Dana White (@danawhite) May 15, 2012
@danrafaelespn first fight I will miss in 11 years and it is KILLING me!!! I have to have surgery in LA 2 morrow or trust me I would be— Dana White (@danawhite) May 15, 2012
One thing that can be said about Dana White, is that he has the heart of a champion. If anyone can pull through a tough bout under the knife, it is Dana. Here's to a speedy recovery, sir.