Members of the mixed martial arts community have reacted to the news that UFC president Dana White has tested positive for COVID-19.
White announced during a recent appearance on Jim Rome’s podcast that he had tested positive for COVID-19 alongside his entire family. White confirmed that he contracted the virus during a Thanksgiving visit to Maine and is currently at home recovering.
“We just went up to my place in Maine for Thanksgiving. It’s tradition,” White told The Jim Rome Podcast (h/t MMA Junkie). “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.”
Dana White continued:
“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.”
Dana White also claimed that he was feeling like “a million bucks” after consulting with Joe Rogan regarding his recovery, with the story prompting the following responses from fighters and pundits within MMA.
When you’re hungry you go eat, when you sleepy you find a bed , when your sick you call Dr. Mf-ing Rogan !!!! 😂 https://t.co/whw73bjlhz
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 2, 2021
It’s time for joe Rogan to replace doctor Fauci https://t.co/sA5aZfc0VD
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) December 2, 2021
Speedy recovery to the boss!!! @danawhite
— #OnAmission4Gold (@KelvinGastelum) December 1, 2021
COVID is no joke. It is a serious illness that took the life of my Mother-in-Law. I truly hope and pray for @danawhite and his entire family to have a speedy and full recovery from this nasty virus
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) December 1, 2021
Dana White is set to continue testing himself every few days and upon getting a negative test, he will resume his day-to-day duties as UFC president.
A lot of fans have been split down the middle when it comes to Joe Rogan and his approach to COVID-19 and, by default, the same will now be true for Dana White. Either way, though, it seems as if he’s on the road to a full recovery.
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