I've taken two human anatomy courses, and I still don't know what the hell happened to that lump of jelly formally an ear.
And I don't want to know.
After you get cauliflower, the skin over the cartilage seems to get kind of loose and will fill up with blood pretty easily. Even if Thompson had drained it (I don't know why he didn't) it probably would have filled up again as soon as he got hit or tried to get out of a guillotine.
The ear itself didn't pop exactly, it was the skin on one side that split. The ear cartilage itself is probably calcified and much harder than most, assuming that's not his first bad ear.
Good ear shot at http://www.sherdog.com/news/picture_popup.asp?pic_id=61214&n_id=12 995
|j lzrd / swift idiot |
Some men will punch each other very hard for money.
Nice night for CBS, the chicks fighting were rad.
|Monchiles Monchiles |
He kinda had weird freak ears to start with. In terms of aesthetic quality, I don't think this hurt him too much.
5 stars for all the impotent nerd rage the "mma expert" keyboard warriors have against Kimbo Slice.
He may not be the best fighter in the world but he always puts on one hell of a show.
That fight wasn't much of a show. It was your average mma fight with a popped cauliflower ear that looked like it hadn't been drained in years.
I thought it was a good fight. First time seeing Kimbo on the ground or seeing him go longer then a few mins in the first round.
Even if it was just an "average mma fight" how many of those have seen with exploding ears and where the ref gets slapped in the face?
I guess I just watch too much MMA, because ive seen refs get attacked by punch drunk fighters who still think its their opponent, and lots of ear popping. Its like he purposely didn't drain his ear, like a blood pack popping in a movie for effect. That thing was bad.
Wow that ref sure showed some restraint. That guy hit him in the face after the stoppage. Regardless, Kimbo is still not an elite MMA fighter, and was exhausted in the 2nd round. UFC fighters would just toy with him. The whole event last night was boring, especially compared to UFC 84.
It's his third non-exhibition MMA fight. What do you expect?
I just don't think he should be getting half the attention he is receiving. Maybe if it was early years UFC, where street fighting was encouraged and glorified. It seems like he doesn't have enough training (though Bas Rutten is a good start) and is too far along in his life to be able to match up with elite fighters and be able to be successful. Showtime and CBS were cashing in on an internet sensation, and while they sure as hell had the right to do that, if the guy was any good one of the more legitimate MMA leagues would have jumped on the guy first.
I expect his third non-exhibition MMA fight to be on the undercard where it belongs. Kimbo has a lot of charisma and he hits hard but his MMA fights haven't been good to watch. He would lose quickly to a lot of B level fighters.
Four stars for some of the nastiest cauliflower I've ever seen. Minus one for the rest of that fight.
All these fights were terrible. But yes that ear popped a bit.
Kimbo is like a boxer from an Abbott and Costello movie.
Big and scary but all you have to do is run circles around him till he passes out from exhaustion.
|Princess v2.1 |
What kind of idiot gets into the ring without draining that thing
The ear busting was cool, but the match was lame, and the whole damn show was lame. I watched the UFC ppv the previous week and it was way better.
Elite XC should just hand Kimbo the belt.
I only wish this was Mike Tyson instead of Kimbo Slice.
Can you imagine Tyson taking a bite out of that big juicy apple? Blood dripping down his chin and filling the cracks of his golden teeth as he stands over his fallen opponent.
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