UFC President Dana White was a guest on Jay Mohr Sports on FOX Sports Radio Thursday afternoon and told Mohr that a stem cell procedure he had in Germany has cured his Meniere’s Disease. Mohr, who’s mother-in-law also suffers from the disease, asked White how his initial surgery with Meniere’s went.
Meniere’s disease typically afflicts people in their 40’s or 50’s and is caused by a build up of fluid in the inner ear. The symptoms can cause serious vertigo, nausea, and vomiting.
White revealed to Mohr that he’s since had another surgery done – a stem cell procedure done in Germany following the UFC on FUEL TV 9 card that has cured him. Apparently, a conversation White had with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez prompted him to check out stem cell procedures done in Germany that could ease the symptoms of the disease which is currently known to have no cure.
“Meniere’s disease is nerve damage inside the ear. And what happens is the nerve starts telling the brain that you’re moving when you’re not moving, your eyeballs start fluttering back and forth, and the room is spinning a hundred miles an hour. If you don’t close your eyes, go into a dark place and lay down, you literally start throwing up. You can’t stand, you fall down, it is horrible. And sometimes when I get hit with it, I’m down for 8-9 hours at a time,” White said.
“So it’s funny because you ask me this question, I had the surgery for it, which is the new surgery where they go in and put a stint inside your ear. So it’s basically like having brain surgery and the surgery did not go well for me. It did not help me at all. It actually made me worse. And I was living a pretty miserable life.
“Well, A-Rod from the Yankees, hit me up and told me that when he was hurt Kobe [Bryant] called him and they both went to Germany and did this stem cell stuff. Right. So he says ‘listen bro, I don’t know if this is going to help you, but I’ll tell you what it’s worth a shot.’ Well, long story short, we had the fight out in Sweden. I went to Germany. I got the stem cells. Dude, I am 100 percent cured.
“I am 100 percent a new guy, man. I’m working out again. I’m doing all the things that I used to do. I’m traveling. My life is back,” White said. “All they do is they go in there, they take your blood, they incubate it, they spin it and add stuff to it. I don’t know what the hell they do, I’m no scientist. I’m a million bucks now, man. I couldn’t feel better.”
White said the procedure is known to help Parkinson’s disease as well. He’s already contacted Freddie Roach who is going to the same doctor to see if the procedure can also help him.
Listen to the interview here on Jay Mohr sports. The interview with Dana White begins at 20:10: Jay Mohr sports podcast