Dana White suffers an attack of Meniere’s in Ireland

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

In January UFC President Dana White underwent surgery in California on his left inner ear in the hope of reducing a series of crippling Meniere’s disease attacks. Meniere’s Disease is a disabling inner-ear disorder that can cause vertigo, ringing (tinnitus) and pressure in the ear and fluctuating hearing loss.

The operation was done by Dr. John House. Success rate for the surgery is approximately 70%.

Unfortunately, White apparently fell within the 30% for which the surgery was not successful. One of the triggers for Meniere’s is air travel, which White did prior to the attack.

White was in Dublin, Ireland to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. During the ceremony, White suffered an attack from Meniere’s Disease.

UFCTalk(Ireland) ‏@UFCTalk247
Dana White just had a Mineire’s relapse in Ireland & had to be helped off the stage.

Nick the Tooth‏@nickthetooth
@danawhite suffered a bad attack during the Trinity award ceremony, thx for support & understanding, we’ll be back soon, luv u guys