You’d think that as a heavily tattooed boxer with a mohawk, cruiserweight Juan Carlos Robles would be maxed out on badass cred. Well, not quite. Robles wears a necklace… made from his own finger. THAT HE CUT OFF HIMSELF.
Following a 2007 motorcycle wreck that left him with a broken kneecap, fractured forearm, and dislocated elbow, Robles didn’t have the insurance coverage to amputate a pinkie finger that was mangled by road rash…
So he went home, put towels over the kitchen table and blocked off a working area with several two-by-fours. He put gauze around the area and twisted soldering wire around his right pinkie to slow the flow of blood.
“Then I put a wood chisel on it and dropped a 15-pound weight on the chisel,” Robles said. “The piece shot out about six feet like a missile.”
Well hold on just a second. Before you go thinking that’s the coolest thing you’ve ever heard, wait for me to tell my story. You see, one time I had a zit inside my nostril. I knew it was going to hurt, but a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Long story short, that’s a very sensitive area, and it’s natural for the body to react by producing tears.