UFC president Dana White has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting with family for Thanksgiving last week.
White appeared on The Jim Rome podcast and stated that he tested positive along with his whole family that led to White losing his sense of taste and smell. (Transcription from Damon Martin at MMA Fighting)
We got back on Saturday. On Sunday – I cold plunge and steam everyday – I get out of the cold plunge and I get in the steam, and I spray the eucalyptus and I couldn’t smell anything. 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.
o I get up 9 o’clock Monday morning, get tested, I test positive. He said get monoclonal antibodies in you as soon as possible. So I did. By noon, I had the monoclonal antibodies in me and then he told me to do an NAD drip. I did that.
I get up Tuesday, getting ready to shave, cleaning my razor, I could smell the alcohol. My taste and smell were back the next day by 11 o’clock in the morning. Then I took a dose of ivermectin yesterday and then I did a vitamin drip and then today I did another NAD drip. Could not feel better. Feel like a million bucks. I’m doing two-a-day workouts by the way for the next 10 days while I have COVID, I’m in quarantine. I got my smell and taste back in less than 24 hours.
White confirmed that he was fully vaccinated and defended Rogan’s recommendations, which have been the source of controversy as the FDA has not approved the use of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.
White is currently isolated but is optimistic that he can attend this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card at the Apex facility in Las Vegas providing that he tests negative for COVID-19:
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.