Stephen Smith took a loss tonight in Las Vegas in his super featherweight bout against Francisco Vargas when his left ear became dangerously close to being entirely ripped off.
The torn ear, which was the result of an accidental clash of heads between the fighters, forced the fight to come to an end in ninth. The fight then went to the judges scorecards and Vargas was able to pull off a technical decision by scores of 89-82, 88-83, 88-83.
Smith looks like he’s going to need major surgery on that ear to get fixed. Pretty fucking nasty.