Dana White contracted Covid 19 after a recent get together with the family over Thanksgiving. UFC president had been vaccinated prior to the ordeal he revealed in a recent podcast guest spot. He realized something was off during his daily routine. Once he sprayed some eucalyptus oil he realized he was compromised.
“I get out of the cold plunge and I get in the steam, and I spray the eucalyptus and I couldn’t smell anything,” White said, according to the website MMA Fighting. “So I open the bottle, I start sniffing the bottle of eucalyptus, and I’m like yeah, I got no smell. So you know what this means. I literally got out of the steam, picked up my phone and called Joe Rogan.”
“Listen, I’m vaccinated,” White said. “It’s not like I’m some crazy anti-vax conspiracy theorist or some of that stuff but Rogan is a very brilliant guy. Very smart guy who talks to the best and the brightest out there and I’m not a believer in the narrative. But at the end of the day, this is a free country. Cause what happens when you get this stuff, they tell you stay home for the next 10 days until you don’t test positive. That doesn’t seem smart to me. Just like when we went through COVID, I believe in finding solutions to problems and answers.”
“Rogan has worked with over 30 or 40 people that have done this and he swears by it, and he’s a good friend of mine that I’ve known for over 20 years. So yeah, I believe in what he’s saying. I believe the way he explained to me on how this thing works made sense to me,” White said.
“I’m attacking this thing with the methods that Rogan has learned from 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’ll be at UFC Vegas 44]. If I test negative, then absolutely positively I’ll be there. I’m going to do the exact protocol that’s supposed to be done to make sure I’m clean and can go and be around people again. As soon as that’s 100 percent clear, then I’ll be back to work.”
White is doing the responsible thing and staying out of the office until he tests negative.
UFC infamously employs a number of vaccine skeptics – from Michel Chandler to others. Regardless of our criticism of Dana White (mainly regarding fighter pay), we hope he recovers quickly and is back at work in no time.