I thought this was an excellent example of how nasty the streets are. The guy that had his ear bitten off is a purple belt in BJJ and a decent striker from what I know. It's about 1am and the Ward is pretty quiet, the nurses here are very cool and have let me use their PC and internet connection. I've really missed checking out the UG on a daily basis, amongst other things. By now, most of you will know I was on the wrong end of a pretty devastating injury while doing security work on 3rd August. I'll try and detail as much as possible. It was just before 6am on 03/08, I was just about to finish a 9 hour shift on the door. This guy had been hanging around for a while, trying to gain entry to the club. He was known to the security staff from previous aggressive behaviour and we had refused him entry. He wasn't very scary but pretty arrogant and confident. I spoke to him briefly and left him with another bouncer as he seemed determined to come in, I kept watch from a distance. As the other doorman turned away for a moment, the guy snapped him with a good punch that split the bouncers cheek and dropped him, not KO'ed but stunned. I reached forward and wrapped him up with a body clinch before he could get any more shots off, we fell awkwardly over the ropes used to barrier the entrance to the ground, I badly rolled my ankle as we went down. (note: he broke his ankle!) Once on the ground I secured his legs and quickly gained mount position, the guys was fighting really hard, eye gouging me and some punches to my head, I was pretty calm as I was on top and didn't feel too threatened. As my head came close to his he bit my ear, I pulled away and then tried to relieve the pressure by getting close again as felt it start to tear. The guy bit my left ear off completely. I felt the cold rush of air past the stump but to be honest it was kind of surreal and I told myself that it hadn't happened. By now some guys were dragging us apart despite my best efforts to stay on top, they won and split us up. The guy ran off as soon as he got free and as I stood up I saw my whole ear on the pavement next to me. I think that's pretty damn scary!