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Dana White on Machida vs. Kennedy, plus he's friends with A-Rod

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White.

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White. (Credit: AP)

UFC president Dana White spent a few minutes on set at Fox Sports Live on Wednesday night to talk about, what else, the UFC.

After he said Lyoto Machida will drop down to middleweight and fight Tim Kennedy at UFC's Fight for the Troops on Nov. 6 in Kentucky, he snuck in this little nugget.

When he was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, a debilitating ear condition, he received a phone call from Alex Rodriguez. White said A-Rod referred him to a place in Dusseldorf, Germany, that was referred to him by Kobe Bryant.

Watch the clip embedded below. The A-Rod stuff comes in at the 1:45 mark.

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