Dana White set for 'battle of wills' with doctors over surgery he wants


Dana White is suffering from the comparatively rare condition Meniere’s Disease, which affects the inner-ear and causes the suffer to endure bouts of severe vertigo, nausea and loss of balance.

The UFC president is hoping for surgery to correct the ailment but doctors disagree - they want to try medication first before progressing to an invasive surgical procedure.

White wants to skip the initial stages of treatment options and go straight to the surgery because of his work schedule; he says he simply doesn’t have time to wait and see if medication works.

The problem, as he explains, is that even the surgery is not the final solution. The surgeons will cut a nerve in the inner-ear that will stop the Meniere’s Disease symptoms - but it will also require White to totally recalibrate his balance and eye-to-hand coordination.

He thinks it will be faster to do that than to follow the medication path. The doctors disagree and so White is set for “a battle of wills…”