You know what’s interesting about UFC President Dana White describing to Jim Rome his experience of coming down Ye Olde COVID? It’s two things, really. One is how many different ways he accidentally reminds us that he is super wealthy and living nothing resembling a normal person’s life. This happens in ways that are subtle but also in ways that are not.
For instance, take this quote (via MMA Junkie), where he first explains how he and his whole family came down with the virus:
“We just went up to my place in Maine and for Thanksgiving it’s tradition we go up there, and somebody had it, and we get back, and we all tested positive for COVID.”
See, right there? The phrase “my place in Maine”? Yeah, that is some rich guy shit. But that’s nothing, really. Because White, who added that he is vaccinated, is also going to tell us how he first realized that he’d gotten sick:
“We got back on Saturday. On Sunday, I cold plunge and steam every day. So I get out of the cold plunge and steam, and I spray the eucalyptus and I was like, ‘What the hell?’ I couldn’t smell anything. So I opened the bottle and start sniffing the bottle of eucalyptus, and I couldn’t smell and I was like, ‘I know what this means.’”
Yep. Just your normal, regular guy kinda experience right there. Talking about how you cold plunge and steam every day. Of course you do. Why the hell wouldn’t you? Then – and we’ve all been there – you go to spray the eucalyptus. And when you can’t smell the eucalyptus? Brother, then you got a problem.
So what does White do once he realizes he has COVID? Naturally he calls Dr. Joe Rogan:
“I literally got out of the steam and got on my phone and called Joe Rogan. I get up, 9 o’clock Monday morning, and I get tested. He said get monoclonal antibodies in you as soon as possible, so I did. By noon, I had the monoclonal antibodies in me. Then he told me to do a NAD drip. I did that right after. The next day – so Sunday at 8 o’clock at night I have no taste or smell. I get up Tuesday getting ready to shave. Cleaning my razor, I could smell the alcohol. My taste and smell were back by the next day by 11 o’clock. Then I took a dose of ivermectin. Then yesterday I did a vitamin drip, and today I’m doing another NAD drip.”
And see, this is the rich guy version of getting COVID. Whatever medicines you want, you get. Even if they’re usually reserved for people with more severe cases. Even if they are not at all approved or recommended to treat the sickness you have. Rich people get to name their own health care regimen, and it begins right away.
Which brings us to the other interesting thing about this whole story. Remember back in the early days of this here pandemic when White kept brushing it off as insignificant bullshit? Efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus were just the world turning “into pussies overnight,” according to him.
But ain’t it funny how, when the same people who said COVID wasn’t shit actually get COVID themselves, suddenly they want all of the drugs? Much like Dr. Rogan himself, White went from shaking his head at other people’s COVID concerns to attacking the virus with a full battery of treatments pretty much as soon as he actually got the damn thing.
And yeah, maybe now it makes sense why he didn’t give a shit about this virus. (Those are his exact words: “I don’t give a shit about the coronavirus.” He knew that, even if he got it, he’d be able to get all the rich guy shit to treat it. He’d also have the expert medical advice of Joe Rogan just a phone call away.
Because when you wake up one morning and you can’t smell the eucalyptus after your daily plunge and steam, who the fuck else you gonna call?
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