Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/22/13
UFC president and lifelong Boston Red Sox fan Dana White raised eyebrows tonight during his appearance on FOX Sports Live, after professing his affection for Alex Rodriguez . "I'm a friend of A-Rod's," White told Andy Roddick, defending the embattled Yankees third basemen after he was hit by Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster's 92 mph fastball on Sunday. "How does that work, being a Boston fan and a friend of A-Rod's?", asked a puzzled Roddick. "Isn't that a conflict of interest?" White then informed the panelists of his battle against Meniere's disease, a debilitating inner-ear disorder, which he revealed last year. After a failed surgery in January (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO BELOW ), White grew increasingly desperate and sought experimental treatment. Enter Alex Rodriguez. "I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Meniere's disease, which is damage to the nerve, and A-Rod called me and said, 'I went to this place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kobe Bryant sent me there.' You know, you look at...
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