Yes, you read that title correctly. No, it is not sarcasm and no, this is not a feeble attempt to get back into Dana’s good graces on our part. There are some bridges that are simply meant to be burned and we are willing to accept that. But we think you all should know that The Baldfather is finally expected to undergo surgery to combat the Meniere’s Disease he has publicly struggled with for some time now, and we should all be willing to put our personal issues with the guy aside for the moment and wish him the best of luck and a smooth recovery.
Dana made the announcement this morning via his Twitter:
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
If you are unfamiliar with the disease, head below for a full breakdown.
Ménière’s (“men-YEERS”) disease is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance.
Ménière’s disease affects 50,000 to 100,000 people per year. The disease usually occurs in people ages 40 to 60. It affects both men and women. Children also can have Ménière’s disease.
The cause of Ménière’s disease is not known. It may be related to fluids that build up in the inner ear.
Ménière’s disease can cause symptoms that come on quickly. During a Ménière’s attack, you may have:
Tinnitus, a low roaring, ringing, or hissing in your ear.
Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
Vertigo, the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
A feeling of pressure or fullness in your ear.
An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that.
An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that. (via WebMD)
As Dana White has stated in the past, he and his doctor have been battling over which option of treatment to undergo. While he has been gung-ho about the surgery from the get-go, his doctors have insisted that he go the route of prescription medication, believing that the surgical risks (permanent hearing loss, for starters) vastly outweigh the benefits. The only problem is that the medication they offer only works for about 50% of the people that receive it. Dana White is not one of those f*cking people.
So hear’s to Dana (get it? Hear’s. I swear to God, I just came up with that.) in the hopes that he has a smooth recovery. Because we couldn’t
fantasize imagine what the UFC, or the MMA world for that matter, would be like without him. Well, except for 12oz, but you can’t take anything that drunk says seriously.