Ear injuries are common in wrestlers due to head grabs. Breaking free from the grip results in injury.
It's like a boxer's nose injury. Professional.
The auricle is a fairly soft cartilage. Therefore, fracture injuries are quite frequent
A familiar wrestler said that in case of injury, the cartilage in the ear breaks, and the fluid that flows out of it solidifies in the tissues, forming the effect of a dumpling ear. But, if a cartilage fracture is detected in time, then any doctor can draw out the fluid with a syringe. Another friend said that in the Caucasus, a broken ear has become a trend - this is when young people break their ears mowing under athletes. It seems like enterprising doctors provide this paid service. Moreover, correcting the left ear is more expensive than the right - this is so that a sign of coolness can be seen through the car window when you are driving.
As a person who has watched power fights a little, I was interested in this question. In addition, I often met Caucasians with such ears.
This phenomenon is called broken ears, as already said, but did not say how it happens. During the fight, one fighter usually pinches the head of the other, the task of the second at this moment is to break free. He breaks out, but does so abruptly, thereby harming his ears. The head is too often in motion and sometimes squeezed, the cartilage at some point may not withstand and crack, as a result, liquid begins to flow out of the crack, freezing, it takes various forms, as we see on the cover.
Khabib spoke about his ear in person:
Ear dumpling. The ears of professional wrestlers often look like this. With repeated ear injuries, they change the shape of the auricle.