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article imageLeslie Smith nearly loses ear during fight at UFC 180

By Owen Weldon     Nov 17, 2014 in Sports
A video of a fight between Leslie Smith and Jessica Eye surfaced, and it shows the moment Smith nearly lost her ear in the middle of the fight.
The fight took place at UFC 180 on Saturday night, and the video has since gone viral. However, despite the gruesome injury, Smith, from California, said she wanted to continue on with the fight and that she wasn't hurt.
According to Yahoo, for most of the first round Smith and Eye engaged in a slugfest, but eventually Eye landed a hard left on Smith's left ear towards the end of the round.
The punch left Smith's ear open, and there was blood covering the side of her face. Before the second round started, doctors took a long time to look at her ear and they gave the ok for Smith to go on.
Shortly after the second round began, Eye connected a few short rights and Smith's ear opened up again. Herb Dean, the ref, called time to have her ear examined again by doctors. At this point her ear was flapping down.
A post-fight photo was posted, and it showed Smith's ear- gaping and bloody. Smith said she was mad in the cage, but appreciated the doctors looking out for her.
This is not the first time a gruesome injury has taken place inside the octagon. Last year, Anderson Sliva suffered a broken leg after his opponent "checked" his leg.
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