Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is going under the knife.
The Las Vegas fight boss has been battling Meniere's Disease, which affects the inner ear and causes "spontaneous episodes of vertigo along with fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear," according to the Mayo Clinic.
White summed it up for HDNet earlier this year:
"The surgery, they go in and they basically cut the nerve. So you have to learn to walk again. You have to go through serious rehabilitation. You have to learn how to do everything again. But I'm willing to have that done. I'll go in, I'll go hardcore rehab for the next three weeks. I'm a special case, in that the surgery makes sense for me, whereas it might not for other people my age."
Sounds like fun.
There's nothing more annoying than having a jacked-up ear when you get on an airplane, something White does several times each month as part of his job running the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. After he finishes up his duties at UFC 153: "Bonnar vs. Silva" this weekend in Rio, it's straight to the surgeon. After that?
He's all ears.