Joanna Jedrzejczyk Gets Operated on Her Ear for Cauliflower Removal

Published 06/22/2020, 3:40 PM EDT


Former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk got her Cauliflower Ear drained.

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Ever wondered why many UFC fighters have weird ears? Well, the answer is simple. These athletes suffer from perichondrial Hematoma. In other words, ‘Cauliflower Ear’. This condition occurs when blood collects in the outer ear after absorbing a significant amount of damage to the cartilage. Many fighters, including Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, and Khabib Nurmagomedov suffer from it.

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When a fighter suffers such injury, it is ideal for him/her to have the ear drained. Recently, ex-champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk underwent the procedure and uploaded the video on her Instagram.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk uploads graphic video

Warning! The following video contains graphic content that may be disturbing to most viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Jak wiecie sport, a tym bardziej profesjonalny, zmienia ciało człowieka.🤔 Mimo wszystko dbamy o nasze zdrowie fizyczne i psychiczne najlepiej jak możemy.🙋🏻‍♀️ Śmieszne jest to, że wiele lat temu, gdy trenerzy i koledzy klubowi i namawiali mnie na tranzycje z muay thai do MMA, to zapierałam się rękami i nogami, lękając się poważnych kontuzji, dźwigni na kończyny i kalafiorów na uszach.❌ A jednak🤷🏻‍♀️ Po wielu latach zostałam mistrzynią @ufc największej organizacji MMA na świecie.🏆 Śmieję się do dziś, jak życie bywa przewrotne.😄 Dopiero po 6 latach treningów i walk nabawiłam się megaśnego kalafiora na prawym uchu.😢 Bałam się, że zrobię się brzydka🤪 Ale grunt to znaleźć odpowiednich ludzi, którzy zadbają nie tylko o wygląd estetyczny, ale przede wszystkim przywrócą nasze ciało do funkcjonowania w 100%😍 Pojawiające się kalafiory to nie tylko problem estetyczny, ale ograniczona słyszalność czy nawet gorsze problemy laryngologiczne.🥺 Kochani!✊🏼 Sport sportem, ale myślimy o przyszłości.➡️ Mam to szczęście, że kilka lat temu trafiłam na dr. Mateusza Zacharę @chirurgplastyk 👨🏼‍⚕️ Cudowny człowiek i wielki specjalista!❤️ Dziękuję Doktorze oraz @0perativa 💖 Jesteście najlepsi!🌟 👸🏻 #medicalprocedure #earsurgery #cauliflowerear #operacjaplastyczna #kalafior #MateuszZachara #mma #wmma #ufc

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Here’s a translation of the post by Google Translate.

“Warning! 😷 Video for people with strong nerves only

“As you know, sport, and even more professional, changes the human body. After all, we care about our physical and mental health as best we can. from muay Thai to MMA, I denied my arms and legs, afraid of serious injuries, leverage on the limbs, and cauliflowers on my ears. And yet🤷🏻‍♀️ After many years, I became the champion @ufc of the largest MMA organization in the world. 🏆 I laugh at today, as life can be perverse. 😄

“Only after 6 years of training and fighting did I get foolish cauliflower on my right ear. am I was afraid that I would get ugly. will restore our body to 100% functioning kal Appearing cauliflowers are not only an aesthetic problem but limited audibility or even worse ENT problems. Dear! ✊🏼 Sport spo rtem, but we are thinking about the future. ➡️ I’m lucky that a few years ago I came across dr. Mateusz Zachara @chirurgplastyk 👨🏼‍⚕️ A wonderful man and a great specialist! ❤️ Thank you Doctor and @ 0perativa 💖 You are the best! 🌟

“👸🏻 #medicalprocedure #earsurgery #cauliflowerear #lastic surgery # cauliflower #MateuszZachara #mma #wmma #ufc”

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Was it necessary for Joanna to have her ear drained?

Absolutely! Check out what happened when Leslie Smith fought Jessica Eye at UFC 180.

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Apparently, Smith didn’t have her ear drained. And when Eye connected on the ear, it exploded mid-fight. Referee Herb Dean had no option but to call off the match.

MMA fighters aren’t the only athletes who suffer from Cauliflower Ear. Boxers, wrestlers, and even rugby players experience this condition. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the most common forms of injury in combat sports. However, many sportsmen even consider it as a badge of honor.

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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