Well wishes are in order to Dana White and his family.
UFC President Dana White revealed on 'The Jim Rome Podcast' that he and his 'entire' family contracted COVID-19 while visiting family in Maine over Thanksgiving weekend.
"We just went up to my place in Maine and for Thanksgiving it’s tradition we go up there, and somebody had it, and we get back, and we all tested positive for COVID. Literally the whole family and my family up in Maine, too.”
White confirmed that he's fully vaccinated and hasn't suffered from any major symptoms but he did reach out to longtime voice of the UFC, Joe Rogan for some recovery methods.
"We got back on Saturday. On Sunday, I cold plunge and steam every day. So I get out of the cold plunge and steam, and I spray the eucalyptus and I was like, ‘What the hell?’ I couldn’t smell anything. So I opened the bottle and start sniffing the bottle of eucalyptus, and I couldn’t smell and I was like, ‘I know what this means.’ I literally got out of the steam and got on my phone and called Joe Rogan. I get up, 9 o’clock Monday morning, and I get tested. He said get monoclonal antibodies in you as soon as possible, so I did. By noon, I had the monoclonal antibodies in me. Then he told me to do a NAD drip. I did that right after. The next day – so Sunday at 8 o’clock at night I have no taste or smell. I get up Tuesday getting ready to shave. Cleaning my razor, I could smell the alcohol. My taste and smell were back by the next day by 11 o’clock. Then I took a dose of ivermectin. Then yesterday I did a vitamin drip, and today I’m doing another NAD drip. Never felt better. I’m feeling like a million bucks. I’m doing two-a-day workouts for the next 10 days while I have COVID and I’m in quarantine. I got my smell and taste back in less than 24 hours.”
White mentioned that he still has a few days left of isolation but he's more than ready to be back to work and hopes he can attend UFC Vegas 44 this weekend.
“I’m doing the protocol. You’re supposed to stay home and stay away from other people for 10 days. That’s what I’m doing. But I’m attacking this thing with the methods that Rogan has learned form some very smart people. I’m going to keep testing every two days until I’m negative and then I’m going to get back to work ASAP. I hope (I can attend Saturday’s UFC Vegas 44 event). If I test negative then I will absolutely, positively be there. I’m going to do the exact protocol that’s supposed to be done and make sure that I’m clean and can go around and be around people again.”
(h/t to MMA Junkie for the transcription)
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