In a terrible prank gone wrong, Jackass actor Steve-O had a portion of his ear chopped off by UFC legend Jon Jones.
On MTV, the TV personality is renowned for his eccentric stunts. He is known for pranks and grisly challenges. After trying a brutal stunt with Jones, who had last defended his light-heavyweight belt against Dominick Reyes, he was left with pouring blood from the ear.
Jones, who is a notorious character in MMA circles due to his shady outside-the-cage history, was planning a film shoot with Steve-O. However, things went very wrong.
“Jon Jones had a try at giving me cauliflower ear,” he recounted on his podcast Multifaceted alongside Jones’ old arch-rival Daniel Cormier. “So we’re at Jon Jones’ house and he’s got these barbells with the weights.”
“We put my ear in between the weights, the big round ones on the thing and he’s elbowing them and my ear comes out of there and he says ‘that’s it, you’ve got it, that’s cauliflower ear’, and then a few days later, nothing happened.”
Steve-O, the American prankster, was disappointed that he hadn’t been able to cause the ear deformity during their shoot. Therefore, he decided to pursue the concept with a more aggressive approach. His ear finally gave up at this moment.
“So the last thing we did, on one of his workout machines I put my ear on the metal base bar,” he continued.
“He puts his light heavyweight championship belt and he puts in on my ear on this metal thing and he’s hitting it with a hammer.”
“A full blown, Home Depot hammer and it seems like everything’s cool and in this footage the hammer hits it and all of a sudden, one hit, blood just splatters from underneath this belt. We all freaked out.
“We look and sure enough my ear is blasted to where a whole piece of my ear is just hanging down.”
“And it’s the most intense thing you’ve ever seen, we got a pair of scissors and just chopped off this whole piece of my ear. Jon did it, Jon chopped it, just one piece.”
He continued, “I’m glad I got that footage with Jon Jones because it’s incredible. The blood splatters all over the place, and he slices a bit of my ear off, but it’s the best of all worlds because the film is amazing, and I don’t have to deal with cauliflower ear.”
The clip was utilized in his ‘The Bucket List’ tour in 2021. He claimed that it was so horrific that several viewers fainted after seeing it.