Dana White appears after successful surgery

Posted on January 16, 2013, 02:50 PM by Mike Drahota
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Yesterday, as reported, UFC President Dana White underwent a relatively new procedure to combat the debilitating effects of Meniere's disease. He had his left ear pulled back and a tube inserted into his head. Check him out here:

http://twitter.yfrog.com/nb4yeghqwtstncfzhaaewkrdz

The surgery has apparently gone very well, as White appears very groggy but stable in the link to this video. Nick the Tooth declares the procedure a success, save for the fact that White's left ear will be slightly lower than his right one. To that, White replied, "I was ugly anyway."

Get well soon Dana.


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  • Brian Cox
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    Awesome. Good to hear.

    Now, in a few weeks when he's feeling better, we can all go back to bashing him and forget that he's the man who saved the sport we love.

    I hate change, man.

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  • Evan Holober
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    Saved the sport we love?

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  • Brian Cox
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    @ Evan

    Yes, Evan. Saved the sport we love.

    I do believe the gentleman is deserved of that nom-de-plume or moniker. I believe he has well earned it. It was a dead sport until he and his passion, convinced his wealthy friends to buy and revitalize the franchise. At least hear in North America. Those aren't accolades or mindless testimonials, they are facts. Irrefutably, so.

    I, as most of us, do not necessarily agree with everything Dana says or does. Trust me on this issue. There have been many times, where and if, had I been the sole owner of The UFC and DW my CEO, I would have fired the man. Sometimes I would have fired him for the things that he has said. Sometimes for what he has done or failed to do. Sometimes, I would have fired him for not thinking outside of the box or far enough down the road. For failing to see the bigger picture. Which would be hard, because he is the visionary who breathed life, back into this dying sport.

    All of that aside. I would wish the man only the best. And I think we all owe that to him as fans, regardless of his flaws. Whether they be perceived, real or otherwise.

    To sum it up, Evan, who, if not Dana White, would we accredit for the revitalization of this sport and the ensuing, relevance or even existence of this website, your columns, my post or your riposte?

    Yes. I believe Dana White saved our sport.

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  • Evan Holober
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    You are of course entitled to your opinion, however lets not start calling word of mouth coming out of the zuffa promotional machine "fact".

    "I do believe the gentleman is deserved of that nom-de-plume or moniker. I believe he has well earned it. It was a dead sport until he and his passion, convinced his wealthy friends to buy and revitalize the franchise. At least hear in North America. Those aren't accolades or mindless testimonials, they are facts. Irrefutably, so. "

    Is it true Dana had the idea to convince Lorenzo (and to a lesser extent Frank) to purchase the UFC from Davies? Yes. Is it true that Dana wanted to see the sport in a more legitimate light? Also, yes. However, those are the only "facts" of this situation. Past that is a whole lot of incredibly important activities that had nothing to do with Dana. Mainly, Jeff Blatnick (RIP) (the man who invented the term Mixed Martial Arts) and John McCarthy's tireless work with the New Jersey State athletic commission that begun while Dana was still a manager of such fighters as Tito and Chuck. Also, while Dana was the one who pushed Lorenzo over the edge Fertitta was already a fan of the sport (not to mention was head of the NevadaSAC), and was training in BJJ so he was making in roads in to the community.

    "To sum it up, Evan, who, if not Dana White, would we accredit for the revitalization of this sport and the ensuing, relevance or even existence of this website, your columns, my post or your riposte?"

    Simple, no single person did nearly enough to claim they single-handedly "saved" the sport. A combination of Rorion Gracie, the Gracie family, and Art Davies for creating the sport in the first place should be thanked immensely. Jeff Blatnick, John McCarthy, and the rest of the men and women of the NJSAC who worked to legalize the sport now known as MMA. Lorenzo and Frank who decided to stick in the game even though they were losing loads of money at the beginning. The SPIKE TV execs who pushed the idea of TUF on Zuffa (which rumors are abound with Lorenzo liking, and Dana disliking) which pushed the sport above the proverbial hump. And last, but certainly not least, Dana White. Who was an integral part in negotiations with fighters, and had the balls (and brains) to make the UFC in to the power house entity it is today.

    "All of that aside. I would wish the man only the best. And I think we all owe that to him as fans, regardless of his flaws. Whether they be perceived, real or otherwise."

    If it sounded that way, I apologize. I meant no ill will towards Dana, as he did just get surgery.

    I was simply responding to the story line that has been pushed an incredible amount over the last ten years, while skipping over integral parts in the process. This is what Zuffa wants everybody to believe. That Dana White grabbed MMA by the bootstraps, and carried it on his back into the promise land.

    While he has done more than his fair share for MMA, that notion is not accurate in the slightest.


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  • Brasil
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    Despite what people say i think Dana is the most important person ever for MMA...i am a fan.....but what is the deal with him and this Nick the (lack of) tooth guy....are they banging each other??

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  • jaybear72
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    That's Nick the tooth not his Doctor.

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  • Geezer
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    Dana is only the promoter, the fighters built the sport from the bottom up, one drop of blood at a time. why does everybody want to nuthug this dude all the time?
    Get well soon thou DW. Nick the tooth all day!

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  • thexperience1
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    Yes and without the promotion to serve as a platform there would be nothing for these fighters to build on. Nobody is nut hugging Dana but he deserves respect for all he as done and is still doing for the sport we love.

    Reply 1 year ago