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Old 10-06-2008, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Glass Jaw - Kimbo Slice

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My first reaction, just like everyone else's to that knockout of Kimbo was, "that was it?" Kimbo got hit with a really weak right and immediately went down. It also happened in one of his street fights, the one where he fought some guy in a backyard and ended up tossing eachother around in a garage. He got dropped in that fight too, but was able to recover.

I honestly think Kimbo's weakness isnt his ground game or his conditioning, it's his chin. Dont get me wrong, he could definitely give a punch, but he cannot take one.

Tank abbott talked about kimbo in an interview and said that he was landing some shots but that kimbo was like a tree and wouldnt go down. That was bs, he didnt land one shot on kimbo. Maybe that is why he grows his beard, bc he knows he has a weak jaw and needs the extra padding...what do you guys think?
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think a beard would make any noticeable difference. . .
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That whole situation was weird. You do make a good point that the right hand din't look all that powerfull. Sometimes it just has to hit the right spot. I saw a video of Kimbo's street fights where he put his arms down and deliberately let a good size guy hit him in the face about 3 times in a row and it just didn't phase him. So in the end I don't know what happened.
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Just because a punch doesn't look fast doesn't mean the other guy has a weak chin.

Kimbo was jumping into the punch. The punch didn't travel a long distance, but it went off like a bullet that thing was quick. It's more complicated than "oh the punch didn't look hard, Kimbo has a weak chin": it depends where it lands, and there are also many other variables.

I'm not saying Kimbo can or can't take a good punch, it's just not that simple.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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At the same time lets not pretend it was a magical punch, it wasn't super quick, it didn't hit a super lucky spot on Kimbo's head.
Far more likely is that Kimbo once had a good 'chin' but doesn't anymore. There are many reasons why it can go away. Age, accumulative effect of taking punches, dehydration, fatigue, poorer mental preperadness
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Before the fight I said to my buddies "Now we'll see if Kimbo has a chin under that beard."

*14 seconds later*

"Guess not."

That knockdown reminded me so much of Diaz/Lawler. Kimbo fights like a moron though.
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He didn't get dropped in that fight, dude stepped on his shoe. Seriously, watch it again.

I think he has an alright jaw, if a punch hits you in the right area you are gonna go down, and he dove right into it. Plus, he wasn't KO'd, he was dropped and then ate a couple more punches(to the back of the head, now I'm not making excuses but anyone who has been hit with them knows).

He has taken some shots in his streetfights that makes me think hes jaw is at least ok.
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Hey everyone.

My first reaction, just like everyone else's to that knockout of Kimbo was, "that was it?" Kimbo got hit with a really weak right and immediately went down. It also happened in one of his street fights, the one where he fought some guy in a backyard and ended up tossing eachother around in a garage. He got dropped in that fight too, but was able to recover.

I honestly think Kimbo's weakness isnt his ground game or his conditioning, it's his chin. Dont get me wrong, he could definitely give a punch, but he cannot take one.

Tank abbott talked about kimbo in an interview and said that he was landing some shots but that kimbo was like a tree and wouldnt go down. That was bs, he didnt land one shot on kimbo. Maybe that is why he grows his beard, bc he knows he has a weak jaw and needs the extra padding...what do you guys think?
I see where ur coming from, but I have to disagree due to all the fights I seen from Kimbo on the internet, the man's chin is fine. Tbh I think Kimbo just didn't expect it, so when he got hit on the chin he was in shock that this kid actually trying to take him out and got cought and simply fell down. That is just my point of view tho.
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He didn't get dropped in that fight, dude stepped on his shoe. Seriously, watch it again.

I think he has an alright jaw, if a punch hits you in the right area you are gonna go down, and he dove right into it. Plus, he wasn't KO'd, he was dropped and then ate a couple more punches(to the back of the head, now I'm not making excuses but anyone who has been hit with them knows).

He has taken some shots in his streetfights that makes me think hes jaw is at least ok.
I would have to disagree. The camera man said he saw him step on his shoe, but he was dazed. It took him a while, as they were wrestling in the garage for him to recover.

And it wasnt the punches to the back of the head that hurt him, it was that initial punch. Those first couple of punches after didnt really connect or do much damage. If you get rocked, your first reaction is to cover up, Kimbo didnt even do that. He was on all fours. The fight was over after that first punch.
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I would have to disagree. The camera man said he saw him step on his shoe, but he was dazed. It took him a while, as they were wrestling in the garage for him to recover.

And it wasnt the punches to the back of the head that hurt him, it was that initial punch. Those first couple of punches after didnt really connect or do much damage. If you get rocked, your first reaction is to cover up, Kimbo didnt even do that. He was on all fours. The fight was over after that first punch.
And his shoe magically fell off because? He stepped on his shoe. Look at the way he fell.

Re-watch the fight(rewatch both lol). He gets hit, goes down on all fours clearly not Ko'd, goes to get up and clearly takes a few shots to the back of the head causing him to buckle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BdJOLLQ_BQ

His jaw is fine.
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