MENU
#Duane Ludwig #Ramsey Nijem #Julian Lane #Justin Buchholz #Conor McGregor #UFC 211 #Nate Diaz #Hayder Hassan #Dhiego Lima #Diaz vs. McGregor 2 #Bellator 179 #Rory MacDonald #TJ Dillashaw #Jon Jones #Lightweight Tournament


The following article was written by Kevin Iole and was originally published by official MMAWeekly.com content partner Yahoo! Sports.

Dana-White-UFC-144-pre-press-4SAN JOSE, Calif. – While promoting a card in Sweden earlier this month, UFC president Dana White made a stop in Dusseldorf, Germany, to undergo an experimental treatment to help him with his Meniere’s disease.

White underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy after receiving a tip from New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Meniere’s is an inner ear disorder with symptoms that include vertigo. The symptoms, at their worst, could require White to lie quietly for many hours at a time, rendering him unable to work.

White underwent surgery in the United States last year and said the procedure didn’t help much. He was, however, enthused about the results from the PRP therapy.

“It was [expletive] amazing; just amazing,” a jovial White said Thursday at the HP Pavilion, where he is promoting a card on Saturday. “I’m done. I’m good. I’m still going to eat the way I’m supposed to eat and do what I’m supposed to do, but when I tell you that healed me, wow. Literally, I got the shot on a Sunday at 3:30 in the afternoon. I had the shot at 3:30 in the afternoon in Germany. I flew home [to Las Vegas] and got home late Sunday night.

“I got up on Monday morning to fly to Stanford. I spoke at Stanford business school. I flew back and was in the office for a while and when I woke up on Tuesday, I felt like Superman. I almost flew to work.”

White has had persistent symptoms, more than 11 times a month. At one postfight news conference, he was so dizzy as he was standing that he tightly gripped the podium so he wouldn’t fall over.

The therapy removes platelets from the blood, which are then injected back into the area. White had a large needle mark still visible on his right arm.

He held up a 32-ounce bottle of water and said the nurse took three similarly sized bottles of his blood.

“The lady asked me, ‘Do you have problems with needles?’ ” White said. “And I’m like, ‘Nope. Don’t bother me at all.’ She sticks the needle in me and I’m like, ‘Oh my God. This lady doesn’t know what she’s doing. That hurt.’ I looked down and they had a Slurpee straw in my arm.”

White said the blood was spun and then several days later, he returned and doctors had a yellowish substance that they removed from the blood and injected into him.

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, Pope John Paul II and actor George Clooney are among other celebrities to undergo the procedure.

White was told it works well for those who are suffering from Parkinson’s disease, so he called noted boxing trainer Freddie Roach and recommended it to him. Roach has a bad case of trauma-induced Parkinson’s.

White is now a huge booster.

“I haven’t felt this good in two years,” he said. “I was having attacks every single day. Every day. Some were worse than others, and it’s not like I was having attacks every day where I was down for nine hours, but I’d have to go lay down in my office for 15 minutes or something.

“I always felt dizzy. I never felt good. When I tried to work out, the music in the gym was killing me. The music was killing me. I’m working out like a maniac now. I’ve never felt so good in my life.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Dana White calls Anderson Silva's bluff: 'If you're considering retirement, you should probably do it'

  • 19 days ago
  • 264 views

Earlier this week, former pound-for-pound king and ex-middleweight champion Anderson Silva threatened to call it quits on the sport if he doesn’t get an interim title fight for his next bout. Now the read news >>

Matt Bessette on tonight's CES MMA 44 headliner: I've got to be in Dana White's ear by now

  • 13 days ago
  • 9 views

After a mostly victorious Bellator stint, CES MMA champ Matt Bessette now has his sights set on the octagon: “If (UFC President) Dana White don’t know my name by now, maybe he has short-term memory l read news >>

Watch the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference Live at 5:30 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC president Dana White will host a Summer Kickoff press conference on Friday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. ET with athletes from UFC 212 through UFC 214. read news >>

Dana White to Host New Live Fight Series on UFC Fight Pass | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC on Friday announced a new, live, and exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS show titled: "Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series." read news >>

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series launches on UFC FIGHT PASS

  • 13 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC announced a new, live, and exclusive UFC FIGHT PASS® show titled: Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, set to launch Tuesday, July 11, 2017. The new weekly series will feature five live f read news >>

'Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series' debuts July 11 on UFC Fight Pass with 5 live fights a week

  • 12 days ago
  • 13 views

After the success of the online series “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,” the UFC president has a new show set to debut this summer. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Why Dana White had reason to laugh after Kevin Lee punched Michael Chiesa at press conference

  • 12 days ago
  • 1019 views

DALLAS – UFC President Dana White isn’t sure what’s going to happen with Kevin Lee and his upcoming opponent, Michael Chiesa. Still, he could manage a laugh following Friday’s wild “UFC Summer Kickof read news >>

Dana White: Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw is Not Canceled | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 6 views

Despite Cody Garbrandt's doubts about his back injury, UFC president Dana White on Friday declared that his fight with TJ Dillashaw was not being canceled. read news >>

Dana White Scrum: St-Pierre vs. Bisping Not Happening; Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw Is | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC president Dana White declared that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre has been canceled, but that Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw has not. read news >>

Dana White: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal winner at UFC 211 gets champ Tyron Woodley next

  • 11 days ago
  • 15 views

Just hours before Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal are scheduled to fight at UFC 211, the stakes have been raised even higher for the two welterweight contenders.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>