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UFC president Dana White, family get COVID-19 over Thanksgiving


UFC president Dana White and his family contracted COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving holiday.

White revealed the news on Jim Rome's podcast, saying he and his family got the virus while at his vacation home in Maine last week. He said someone there had it and when they got back, everyone tested positive. He said he does a cold plunge and steam everyday and when he couldn't smell eucalyptus in a spray he uses, he knew there was an issue.

White, who is fully vaccinated, said he immediately called Joe Rogan, who also had the virus, for how he should attack it and immediately began an aggressive series of monoclonal antibodies, an NAD drip and ivermectin. The 52-year-old said he feels great and is doing workouts twice a day, but remains in isolation with his family.

His attendance at Saturday's UFC Fight Night show in Las Vegas headlined by Rob Font vs. Jose Aldo is in doubt until he tests negative, regardless of whether that is within the recommended 10 days of isolation. He reiterated he is following all protocols.