"They're going to cut my ear off," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "My left ear, they're going to cut it off so they can get inside. They're going to insert a tube, and this surgery is pretty new – within the last year, I think, this surgery has come out. They have to get inside there to insert a tube, so they have to go in there and go through the hole. They insert a tube, and then they reattach the ear."
White admits there's no guarantee the surgery will 100% relieve him of the disease.
"There were only two options before. There was medicine, which gave you a 50-50 chance of never having an attack," White said. "Then there was cutting the nerve, which is a very serious surgery. That's only 95% if they cut the nerve. Nothing is 100% for this thing."
White noted that he fought through plenty of ailments during his time as UFC president, and nothing stopped him. But Meniere's disease is a whole different animal.
"And it's pain like you can't imagine. You start sweating buckets of water," White said. "You can't open your eyes. You curl up into a fetal position for hours or days. You just lay in bed and pray you fall asleep. You want the room as dark as you can get it."
"I've been traveling all over the world for 13 years. I've had the flu. I've had food poisoning. I've had just about everything you can have, and it doesn't faze me. I just keep going. This thing puts you down."
White plans to head to Brazil for UFC on FX 7, if he's feeling healthy enough to travel.
"I'm going to see how I bounce back from this thing," White said. "I imagine my ear's going to be really sore. I don't know. I'll see how I feel. I hate missing fights. I love being at the fights. It's what I love about doing this job. You do all the work to lead up to it, and the payoff is the fight."