“I Didn’t Even Tell My Wife” – Dana White Admits Hiding Details on His Deteriorating Health From Wife Anne During His Struggles

Published 12/22/2022, 5:44 AM EST

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The President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White, has suffered from certain conditions. He had problems like sleep apnea, snoring, and regular body pains. The combat world went into a panic when the president revealed that he had just over a decade to live, given his lifestyle. Furthermore, the news took White by surprise too. He tried to hide the news from the public and especially from his wife, Anne White. But later, he changed his lifestyle and got better. Thankfully, he now claims to be free of his ailments.

He recently shared the story of how he got connected to the human biologist and mortality-modeling expert Gary Brecka on a show with Grant Cardone. It was Brecka who helped the UFC boss get better. However, the news that he hid his ailments from his wife probably had the attention of the UFC fans.


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Dana White didn’t share the news of his sickness with his wife

The UFC world was taken by shock when White revealed he had a prognosis of 10.4 years to live. However, the 53-year-old had known the words for way longer. In a recent talk with the rising entrepreneur, Grant Cardone, he revealed some of the lesser-known details about how he got to know about his ailments.

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The UFC president said that it was Kerri Kasem, daughter of the famed DJ Casey Kasem, who introduced him to Gary Brecka. Brecka claimed he could tell when a person will die from their DNA. This indeed had White’s attention.


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The two met in Las Vegas. White admitted to having a severe body ache when Brecka first contacted him. He assumed it was COVID and denied meeting. However, the good doctor insisted that he could cure him. White said, “I said yeah pal, come on over and cure me. You come cure me, I’ll listen to anything. My body was aching the whole deal, right. That dude came over here, gave me an IV, put me on oxygen, did what he does. Two hours later I felt like a million bucks.”

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Finally, White admitted to having his blood sampled. However, the president did not have the courage to reveal their learnings to his wife. He said, “I wanted to know when I was gonna die. Guy flew out here and sat down, walked me through my bloodwork. Three hours and told me all the things that were wrong with me that I didn’t even tell my wife.”

Thus, he was suffering but didn’t divulge much information to his wife.

Has Dana White recovered?

As per White, he has recovered following his encounter with Gary Brecka. He previously revealed that he was in no condition to even put on his socks. Thankfully, his body transformed in 10 weeks as he took up a challenge. 


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Now, it seems like the UFC boss has reimbursed himself with fitness routines that amateurs can’t even dream of. Additionally, he claimed that he currently has the best physique of his life.


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Written by:

Krushna Prasad Pattnaik


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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.
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