Even if you’re a hardened fight fan this one will make you flinch. I’m not sure what it does for the image of MMA in the eyes of the general public, particularly being a ladies bout. However if you can remove to 1800s-tinted glasses for a moment you may be able to see this for what it is, the moment a fighter’s ear explodes.
It’s pretty disgusting looking but it is only cartilage and Leslie Smith, her of the exploding ear, was rocking some pretty battered cauliflowers going in to the fight. The unsightly injury to her hearing hole led to the doctor stopping the fight and awarding Jessica Eye the second round victory at UFC 180 in Mexico on Saturday night.