What is Cauliflower Ear and What Causes It
Risks of Cauliflower Ear
The Grappling Badge of Honor
But Cauliflower ears aren’t all that bad. They’re more common than you think. There are even ancient Greek statues that have these conditions. Back then probably only bare-knuckle boxing and maybe Greco Roman Wrestling existed. Yet fighters were portrayed having suffered minor ear damages. So you know these conditions existed for ages!
You might get some stares and sideways looks but that’s perfectly fine. Its normal and it simply comes with the territory. Some fighters consider their cauliflower ears as a grappling badge of honor, and they’d never change it. Take Randy Couture, for example, even said in an interview he was very proud of his ears.