UFC Quick Quote: Dana White's ear surgery could require him to 'learn to walk' again

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: UFC President Dana White speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

"I'm lobbying hard for this surgery. The surgery isn't the cure. 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."

-- The recent rash of mixed martial arts (MMA) injuries is so ridiculous that it could soon claim the president of the world's leading promotion, too. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently spoke with HD Net's "Inside MMA" about his ongoing struggle with an inner ear disorder called Meniere's Disease. Right now, White is on medication, which works about 50 percent of the time. As White stated, there is, indeed, a surgery available for the disease with which he is currently fighting. However, the surgery is very serious, affecting nerves and tissue inside the ear. The surgery also includes an intense rehabilitation process and a recovery period of up to two months. Can any of you Maniacs see White being away from MMA for that long?

Check out the video of White on HDNet after the jump:

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