When the ear receives a direct blow with enough force to damage the blood vessels in the skin, the area can quickly become inflamed and filled with thick blood and pus. This condition, commonly referred to as “cauliflower ear” due to its appearance, must be treated immediately. If not, the blood and pus can harden and cause a permanent disfigurement. You or a doctor need to drain the cauliflower ear to prevent such complications from happening.
BJJ world champion Leandro Lo is a badass. He’s maybe the top pound for pound BJJ athlete at the moment with world titles at three different weight classes. This badassery does not always translate to other areas of life. He recently had his teammates drain his cauliflower. The draining is usually painless procedure and actually relieves the ear from any discomfort.
Watch the champion react, with cries of “Oh my God!” and “You pierced too deep. The needle is already in my brain!” followed by a teammate saying: “Your brain is coming out!”.
Here Saulo Ribeiro drains his student’s monster cauliflower ear: