Leslie Smith Updates Fans On Condition Of Her Ear, Posts Updated Photos

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Leslie Smith has posted a new photo of her ear, and has updated fans on the condition of it after it was nearly torn off of her head in her UFC 180 bout with Jessica Eye.

Smith told ESPN the following:

“My ear is not feeling nearly as bad as you’d think it would be feeling. But I can say, my days as an ear model are over. I laid down in the back and watched the replay and then it was like, ‘Oh okay, I understand why the fight had to be stopped.’ Then the doctor came in and numbed it, so he could stitch it back together. He just used one long thread and he kept going and going and going, like he was sewing a blanket or something. I think it took at least an hour. They told me that night that I cannot fight for 50 days. I saw an ear specialist when I got back to the U.S., and he said the stitch job was really well done. I can say, I will be wearing headgear for the rest of my life. I had been draining my ear every month for a while, and I was getting three full syringes of fluid out every day. So I knew my ears could be a problem. There is a coolness factor to having a cauliflower ear. But at this point, my cauliflower ears are not screaming hot and sexy.”

Below is a photo of her ear, which she shared via Twitter on Thursday.

For those who missed it, you can check out a video of Smith’s ear popping in the fight with Eye from Saturday, as well as backstage photos of her ear in awful condition immediately after the fight, by clicking here.

For a larger photo of Smith’s ear as it looks today (different picture from the one above), click ahead to page two …

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