Originally Posted by Shamrock-Ortiz
Why do wrestlers get it alot if it's from taking damage to the ear?
Seeing as there are no strikes in wrestling, i'm confused.
Well, cauliflower ear is caused by the skin getting seperated from the cartilidge in your ear and filling with fluid which in turn creates scar tissue as the ear repairs itself.
Grapplers and wrestlers actually get it the worst because of the constant rubbing and twisting that their ears are subjected to. A strike can deffinetly cause cauliflower ear but its even easier to tear the skin from the cartilidge while trying to escape from a hold or clinch.
I boxed and wrestled when I was younger and while I never got cauliflower ear from boxing I did get it from wrestling.