Ronda Rousey bites ear off head-butting opponent
The “Drunk History” documentary series narrates some of the less understood episodes in our nation’s great history. Host Derek Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of historians, travels through the cities of this land, offering rich tales from the municipality’s history.
Below former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey performs as Gallus Mag, a 6′ tall female bouncer at a bar in Manhattan’s Six Points called The Hole in the Wall.
“It was her custom, after she’d felled an obstreperous customer with her club, to clutch his ear between her teeth and so drag him to the door, amid the frenzied cheers of the onlookers,” wrote Herbert Asbury in The Gangs of New York, which in turn inspired the Martin Scorcese film Gangs of New York. “If her victim protested she bit his ear off, and having cast the fellow into the street she carefully deposited the detached member in a jar of alcohol behind the bar… She was one of the most feared denizens on the waterfront and the police of the period shudderingly described her as the most savage female they’d ever encountered.”
Mag had a set to once with Sadie the Goat, whose specialty was KOing opponents with a headbutt. However, in the face off between Unified Rules violations Biting > Head Butting, and Sadie’s ear ended up in Mag’s jar.
The Hole in the Wall was shut down after Gallus killed four customers in a single month.
If any of this seems unrealistic, it’s true that Rousey is 5′ 7″ not 6′ 0″ like Gallus Mag.
The entire episode is broadcast on Comedy Central tonight (Tues., Oct. 25, 2016) at 10:30 ET. And Ronda Rousey fights UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30, 2016, at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.