UFC Women’s Bantamweight contender Leslie Smith had a rough night in Mexico City on Saturday night.
The number 13-ranked contender in the UFC Women’s 145-pound division suffered a gruesome ear injury during her FOX Sports 1 preliminary bout with Jessica Eye at last night’s UFC 180 event.
Smith stated the following about her ear after the fight:
“I was pretty mad in the cage. I saw some pictures afterward and I appreciate the doctors looking out for me. I guess. I should’ve adjusted to protect my ear before the doctors had to stop it. Thank you for all the support, thank you to my sponsors Kleinburg Private Wealth, Venum, Major’s Pharmacy, Vitality Bowls, and WODBOX. Thank you to my team and my coaches at El Niño Training Center for getting me ready. Thank you to all the fight fans. I’ll do better next time.”
Across the next few pages are multiple photos of Smith’s ear and a video clip of the ear popping during the fight.
First up, below is a photo of the ear popping during the bout:
For a photo of what Smith’s ear looked like after getting popped, click ahead to page two (warning, graphic photo) …