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Wrestlers Have The best Chins!

SmashingMachine

Posted 12:33 pm, 02/13/2010

Crazy Hawk

Now I get ya.

I feel the same damn way everytime he goes out and I know I am going to be truly heart broken when he retires or gets ko'ed.

I wish he was as good as he is now but when he was younger man that would have been awesome.



If he were 10-15 years younger...he'd be hard to touch...or if there were a way to fix yourself once you've been KO'ed to not be as easy to KO each sequential time out.

Crazy Hawk

Posted 9:04 pm, 02/12/2010

SmashingMachine

Randy is awesome. He is one of my favorite fighters. But, he makes me nervous every time out anymore. It just bums me out to see a legend get to the point where they still fight great, are in great shape and have all the tools but run that chance of being KO'ed a lot.



Now I get ya.

I feel the same damn way everytime he goes out and I know I am going to be truly heart broken when he retires or gets ko'ed.

I wish he was as good as he is now but when he was younger man that would have been awesome.

SmashingMachine

Posted 6:55 pm, 02/12/2010

Crazy Hawk

I agree he is going to have problems now but that is expected at 46.

The thing is though he has been fighting top competition pretty much his whole career.

The last time he got ko'ed was Lesner but before that it had been 4 years and to a ko artist.

I know his days are numbered but I am still highly impressed with his ability to fight young guys that are very high up on the scale.

His recovery is awesome to.



Randy is awesome. He is one of my favorite fighters. But, he makes me nervous every time out anymore. It just bums me out to see a legend get to the point where they still fight great, are in great shape and have all the tools but run that chance of being KO'ed a lot.

Crazy Hawk

Posted 8:52 pm, 02/08/2010

SmashingMachine

Yeah, I am serious. But Randy gets rocked almost everytime out there. Hell, the only shot Coleman connected with rocked him enough to make him back off and regroup. The difference is that the guys you mentioned are finishers...the other's are not necessarily.
I think Randy is one heck of a fighter and a freak of nature at 46, but his chin's not the best one out there...hence why he gets rocked almost every time out. If he keeps fighting in the LHW division...he's going to face some finishers and you'll see what I'm talking about.



I agree he is going to have problems now but that is expected at 46.

The thing is though he has been fighting top competition pretty much his whole career.

The last time he got ko'ed was Lesner but before that it had been 4 years and to a ko artist.

I know his days are numbered but I am still highly impressed with his ability to fight young guys that are very high up on the scale.

His recovery is awesome to.

SmashingMachine

Posted 6:15 pm, 02/08/2010

Crazy Hawk

Dude are you serious? have you even looked at how Randy has lost and who beat him by tko's?

Liddel, Barnett who was abusing drugs at the time, Belfort, and Lesnar.

Those are the only guys to beat him by ko's or tko's and one was from a cut which was by Belfort who Randy also beat.

No way you can question his chin vs those type of guys.

His chin may not be the best now but at 46 I would say he is very very impressive still with the caliber fighters he is still fighting.



Yeah, I am serious. But Randy gets rocked almost everytime out there. Hell, the only shot Coleman connected with rocked him enough to make him back off and regroup. The difference is that the guys you mentioned are finishers...the other's are not necessarily.
I think Randy is one heck of a fighter and a freak of nature at 46, but his chin's not the best one out there...hence why he gets rocked almost every time out. If he keeps fighting in the LHW division...he's going to face some finishers and you'll see what I'm talking about.

rdowney19

Posted 7:48 am, 02/08/2010

I think it's because the guys we rarely see who have bad chins, never make it out of the gym or a micro-small show, to the big time. I think we're seeing the best that there is out there and the baddest toughest fighters are making it to the very top. Same as in any sport.

Crazy Hawk

Posted 8:31 pm, 02/07/2010

SmashingMachine

Randy Couture's chin's not the best.



Dude are you serious? have you even looked at how Randy has lost and who beat him by tko's?

Liddel, Barnett who was abusing drugs at the time, Belfort, and Lesnar.

Those are the only guys to beat him by ko's or tko's and one was from a cut which was by Belfort who Randy also beat.

No way you can question his chin vs those type of guys.

His chin may not be the best now but at 46 I would say he is very very impressive still with the caliber fighters he is still fighting.

SmashingMachine

Posted 7:16 pm, 02/07/2010

Randy Couture's chin's not the best.

MTKrav911

Posted 3:12 pm, 02/07/2010

I think it's from all the years wearing that chin strap.

All kidding aside, I just think they're tough

Badfish

Posted 12:17 pm, 02/07/2010

AikaImmortal

Kazuyuki Fujita. Best chin in MMA...



Hell yeah brother. Fujita couuld take a beating like no one else. See?

From the article:

Kazuyuki “Iron Head” Fujita made a fighting career out of having a thick skull. This is that skull’s story.

Like many mixed martial artists, Fujita started as a wrestler. Unlike many mixed martial artists, he never learned a second skill. It would take him 60 minutes to describe to you what he thinks a kick is, and he attempts submission holds the same way he tries on hats– confusedly pulling in random directions with no results. That’s because his skull is measurably thicker than a normal skull.

jyd94

Posted 9:45 am, 02/07/2010

Don Frye, are we done here?

stillstanding

Posted 5:25 pm, 02/06/2010

It is not the size of the head really that determines the chin. It is the muscles stabilizing on both sides. Wrestlers tend to have the best chins due to the fact that the neck is one of the most important things that wrestlers work on for their game.

basslogic4003

Posted 3:25 pm, 02/06/2010

Sonic Death Monkey

Good points bass. I also think the fact that most wrestlers have pretty massive neck muscles might be a factor, no?



That definitely helps too. Those muscles stabilize the head, making it less prone to whip around and hit that KO button.

Sonic Death Monkey

Posted 3:11 pm, 02/06/2010

Good points bass. I also think the fact that most wrestlers have pretty massive neck muscles might be a factor, no?

basslogic4003

Posted 2:18 pm, 02/06/2010

It may have to do with their ability to recover after being rocked. They have been training for mental toughness for most of their lives, so they are more likely to be able to hold it together long enough to get their wits back.

Let's not forget the ability to force a takedown/scramble when you're rocked. Watch a great wrestler get rocked, they immediately clinch up or shoot, and while they may not always get the takedown, they buy themselves enough time to recover.

At least that's my take on it.

johno

Posted 1:48 pm, 02/06/2010

AikaImmortal

Kazuyuki Fujita. Best chin in MMA.. wrestler. John wins.



He does have a huge head though lol What about that Cabbage guy?

lol you had to do it CP? :P

CounterPuncher

Posted 1:42 pm, 02/06/2010

I don't know, I think Chuck's chin is pretty suspect.

:D

AikaImmortal

Posted 1:41 pm, 02/06/2010

Kazuyuki Fujita. Best chin in MMA.. wrestler. John wins.

johno

Posted 12:54 pm, 02/06/2010

Was just tyring to think of one guy with a College wrestling background who has a bad chin and couldnt think of any.

And if it is the cas ethat these guys all have great chins then why? Surely it doesnt get tested to any serious extent ont he matt, not compared to a stirking artists bell ringing?

Ps. First one to mention Chuck gets a fortnights ban

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