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An Inside Look at Cauliflower Ear

Michael Brick of the New York Times has a piece about cauliflower ear, the signature injury of mixed martial arts. Brick's story is worth reading, and the YouTube it mentions, while cringe-inducing, is worth watching:

That was Kurt Osiander, an MMA trainer in San Francisco demonstrating how to drain a cauliflower ear with an insulin needle. Personally, I think cauliflower ears look great, and they provide a warning: If you see a guy in a bar with a cauliflower ear, you know that's not a guy to mess with.

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