Originally Posted by IronMan
It's part of being a fighter, that's true, but they should also be prevented as best they can. Any kind of injury, whether it's a sprain or a broken bone or a cauliflower should try to be prevented in training.
I usually drain and tape them when the guys I train with get them. It's the easiest way to train through it, that I know of.
I agree 100%. Any injury is bad. Pain is ... well ... Painful
So why not try to avoid it. Now I dont tap easily in a fight. If I have to suffer for a little if I think I can escape, then so be it. But in a training session and not in a real fight...there nothing wrong with trying to avoid injury.
Besides the fact that I think cauliflower ear is the worst looking and hardest to avoid inury...It will happen to everyone eventually.