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UFC President Dana White Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Dana White announced Wednesday on “The Jim Rome Podcast” that he has tested positive for COVID-19 — stemming from a Thanksgiving gathering he attended in Maine. Relatives that attended the event were announced as COVID-positive as well, according to the UFC president.

Details of the announcement state White is essentially free of any ailments and recovered from minor symptoms such as loss of taste and smell a day later.

“You’re supposed to stay home and stay away from other people for 10 days,” White responded over the immediate procedures in response to the diagnosis. “That’s what I’m doing … I’m going to keep testing every two days until I’m negative and then I’m going to get back to work ASAP.” 

White says he consulted with UFC commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan after the positive COVID result and began taking home remedies recommended by Rogan. Included in the list of treatments were an IV drip and ivermectin — which has led to flak directed at Rogan based on a narrative surrounding ivermectin’s use as a horse dewormer. The media’s disdain for Rogan’s medical advice has been predicated on advising alternates to the heavily promoted vaccines.

With an event slated a little over a week since White contracted COVID, the UFC boss expects to be in attendance for Font vs. Aldo on Dec. 4 if he tests negative before the event.

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Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

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  1. Donny said it best “Maybe we shouldn’t test as much “. So what!I hear so and so tested positive.Then they disappear for two weeks.We never hear about symptoms (if any) Geez we used to be able to handle lethargy and sniffles with out hitting Def Con One.Sure don’t sound worse then chicken pox.

  2. “ home remedies” ? That’s kind of a bullshit take. He took doctor prescribed medication and treatments that have been ridiculed by moron sheep doctors and corporate media. Have you noticed that everyone who Joe recommend this regimen of medications to were better within 24 hours. Tim Pool, Aaron Rodgers, now Dana White, and then Joe himself plus all of these people’s families that were sick as well. Saying the phrase home remedies is buying in to the media’s bullshit. Come on you’re better than that.

  3. Just stop with the testing crap they are notoriously famous for false positives and are they sick in the hospital? if not then forget about it be like reporting every time someone got the flu or a cold I mean come on man smfh so tired of it

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