Dana White Tests Positive For COVID-19, Consulting Joe Rogan

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UFC president Dana White has tested positive for COVID-19 after a Thanksgiving get-together with his family in Maine.

White said during an interview on The Jim Rome Podcast that he and his entire family tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, with all of them experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of the virus.

This comes just days before the UFC’s next event in Las Vegas, UFC Vegas 44 featuring a bantamweight showdown between top contenders Rob Font and Jose Aldo.

“We just went up to my place in Maine and for Thanksgiving, it’s a tradition we go up there, and somebody had it, and we get back, and we all tested positive for COVID,” White said. “The whole family and my family up in Maine, too. I got out of the steam and got on my phone and called Joe Rogan.”

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“I get up, 9 a.m. Monday, and I get tested. He said get monoclonal antibodies in you as soon as possible, so I did. By noon, I had the monoclonal antibodies in me. Then he told me to do a NAD drip. I did that right after. The next day – so Sunday at 8 p.m. I have no taste or smell.

“I get up Tuesday getting ready to shave. Cleaning my razor, I could smell the alcohol,” White continued. “My taste and smell were back by the next day by 11 o’clock.

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Dana White Is Experiencing Mild Symptoms of COVID-19 And Was Fully Vaccinated

White went on to say that he was fully vaccinated and that overall, his symptoms were very minimal. He anticipates a return to work as soon as possible, although an exact timeline is uncertain.

White and his family are currently in isolation and are all recovering well from the virus.

As for Rogan, his unique COVID-19 advice continues to be proven effective, despite criticism. Ivermectin, a drug that Rogan has spoken out and helped set White up with, isn’t officially approved as a treatment for the virus.

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Curtis Calhoun is a Combat Sports Contributor based in Seattle, Washington. After a longtime dream of becoming a sports journalist, he was able to accomplish his goals upon graduating from Washington State University in 2016.