Dana White announces he is COVID free, thanks’ Dr. Joe rogan ‘ – .

Dana White announces he is COVID free, thanks’ Dr. Joe rogan ‘ – .

Five days after he said he tested positive for COVID-19, UFC President Dana White revealed that he has now tested negative for the virus and plans to return to work on Monday, on doctor’s orders.

White told TMZ that the doctor is his real doctor, not “Dr. Joe Rogan,” whom he thanked for recommending a controversial cocktail of drugs that he said treated 40 other friends of the commentator on the UFC, including NFL quarterback Aaron Rogers.

White said his wife, daughter and stepmother also underwent the treatment – which includes monoclonal antibodies, a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) drip, vitamins and the pest control ivermectin – and had also taken a turn for the better.

“Joe Rogan is a brilliant guy, and he talks to the brightest people out there,” White said. “He studies, he does his homework on all of this. It is a fact that it works.

Two types of monoclonal antibodies have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration when used to prevent COVID-19 after exposure to the virus. NAD drip and ivermection, however, remain controversial treatments that have not been approved or licensed by the agency for COVID-19 treatment. Rogan’s disclosure earlier this year of his positive COVID-19 test and subsequent treatment using the cocktail sparked a heated debate among medical professionals over the role of celebrities in recommending treatments for the virus.

White said on Wednesday that after losing his smell and taste and confirming he was positive for COVID-19, he immediately turned to Rogan for advice. A day after starting the diet, White, who said he was immunized before his COVID positive and added that he was not a “crazy anti-vax conspiracy theorist,” said his scent and his taste had returned.

White and the UFC have resisted vaccination mandates that have been implemented in other major sports leagues, saying the choice is up to the athletes. UFC fighters differ from other major sports in that they are independent contractors and not subject to a collective agreement. The promotion nevertheless implemented a strict testing regime throughout the pandemic which resulted in dozens of fights being canceled due to positive tests.

“It’s a free country,” White told TMZ. “You can do whatever you want. … I am vaccinated. I still have COVID, and I wasn’t going to stay for days and see how this thing was going to play out for me. “

Check out the full interview below.


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