Dana White is set to have surgery to attempt to reduce the chances of having any further Meniere's Disease attacks. The surgery involves the insertion of a tube into the ear.
Dana White has been dealing with Meniere's Disease since 2011 with the disease causing significant issues for the UFC president. But now White is set to have a surgery to reduce the chances of having further attacks related to the disease and, hopefully, allow him to resume his normal insane schedule of travel and UFC business.
Dana tweeted about the surgery last night:
Taking off to LA for the surgery right now. I have it at 830am, PUMPED!!! Thank u all so much for the well wishes. Much appreciated— Dana White (@danawhite) January 15, 2013
"They're going to cut my ear off," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "My left ear, they're going to cut it off so they can get inside. They're going to insert a tube, and this surgery is pretty new – within the last year, I think, this surgery has come out. They have to get inside there to insert a tube, so they have to go in there and go through the hole. They insert a tube, and then they reattach the ear.
"I could do this surgery and have an attack two weeks later; it's just upping my percentage of not having an attack," White said. "This thing is undescribable. People ... can't deal with it. It drops you. It puts you down. You can't open your eyes for hours or sometimes days. You have to keep your eyes closed. Every time you open your eyes, you throw up.
"And it's pain like you can't imagine. You start sweating buckets of water. You can't open your eyes. You curl up into a fetal position for hours or days. You just lay in bed and pray you fall asleep. You want the room as dark as you can get it.
The surgery is outpatient and the Junkie article said that he could even travel to Brazil for the UFC on FX 7: Belfort vs. Bisping event this weekend.