By Damon Martin, bleacherreport.com, 4/19/2013
UFC President Dana White’s battle with Meniere’s disease has been chronicled over the past year as he’s attempted everything under the sun to combat the crippling disorder.
Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can cause “spontaneous episodes of vertigo” or a spinning sensation as well as hearing loss, pressure in the ear and a ringing sound that can sometimes last for hours at a time, according to the Mayo Clinic.
For the first time since he became a part of the UFC more than ten years ago, White had to miss an event due to the debilitating disease in 2012. He underwent surgery that can help relieve most of the symptoms earlier this year, but commented weeks later that the procedure was not effective and he was still dealing with the disease.
It’s good to have friends in high places however, as White found out recently when New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez gave him a call to offer a helping hand.
It involved a trip to Germany for a procedure called Orthokine which Rodriguez underwent, as did Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.
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Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and all quotes were obtained first hand unless otherwise noted.
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