As you may or may not know, UFC president Dana White has suffered from Meniere’s disease for quite some time now. The disease is a disorder of the inner ear that afflicts 50,000 to 100,00 people a year, and can affect balance and hearing to a severe degree. Most people with the disease suffer from vertigo, ear infections and hearing loss that can be permanent. Unfortunately there are few options; the medication only works for about 50% of patients and the surgery can be somewhat painful. White opted for the surgery route and updated fans via Twitter:
Dana White @danawhite
Taking off right now for UFC RIO!! Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar, pumped for Erick Silva vs Fitch too. Here I come BRAZIL!!!!!! :)
Saw the Dr today about my menieres and I’m getn the surgery when I get home from Brazil!!!!! :) #getmyfuknlifeback
Hope it works out Dana, get well soon!