UFC president Dana White and his entire family tested positive for COVID-19 after a Thanksgiving gathering in Maine, the 52-year-old said Wednesday on the "The Jim Rome Podcast." Joe Rogan, a UFC television announcer and podcaster who's been accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation, consulted White after he contracted the virus.
White, who says he's fully vaccinated, is feeling "like a million bucks" since taking a monoclonal antibody treatment along with a NAD drip, vitamin drip and ivermectin. Rogan has publicly supported the use of Ivermectin, a deworming veterinary drug formulated for cows and horses, to treat COVID-19.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also consulted Rogan after contracting COVID-19, and he too took Ivermectin. The unvaccinated passer missed the Packers' Nov. 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs but returned to play the following week.
White first felt symptoms in his steam room on Sunday and tested positive a day later. He received his sense of smell and taste back in less than 24 hours and is now undergoing a 10-day self-isolation period.
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"You're supposed to stay home and stay away from other people for 10 days," White said. "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."
The next UFC event is Saturday in Las Vegas and features a main event of Jose Aldo and Rob Font battling for the bantamweight title. White said if he will "absolutely, positively" be there if he tests negative for COVID-19 beforehand.
"I'm going to do the exact protocol that's supposed to be done and make sure that I'm clean and can go around and be around people again," White said. "As soon as that's 100% clear, then I'll be back to work.""