UFC president Dana White is currently in Los Angeles and has surgery scheduled today in hopes of relieving his Meneire’s Disease. White has suffered from the disease since 2011, and has postponed surgery since last October due to his schedule.
“They’re going to cut my ear off. My left ear, they’re going to cut it off so they can get inside,” said White, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “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 re-attach the ear.”
White has been told there is a 70-percent chance that the surgery stops all further attacks, but said, “I could do this surgery and have an attack two weeks later; it’s just upping my percentage of not having an attack.”
As for his schedule, White is not ruling out flying to Brazil for UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping this weekend, but is unsure at this time. The taping of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 also begins this weekend and White wants to be there for that.
“I’m going to see how I bounce back from this thing,” White said. “I hate missing fights. I love being at fights. It’s what I love about doing this job.”