What makes a good chin? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 100
                     
What makes a good chin?

For a few years I have been tryting to find attributues that make a good chin.. At first I thought it was a big head but now I think that has barely anything to do with it. I am now thinking that having a big thick neck and back are more to do with it, as well as self confidence.

For example fighters with big heads that seem to not be able to take a good shot

Brock
Arlovski
Gonzaga
Kimbo
Houston Alexander
Sean Salmon
Klitschko

Fighters with small heads that can take a shot
Fedor
Junior Dos Santos
Frankie Edgar
Bart Palaszewski
Thiago Alves

There are plently examples of fighters with big heads that can take a punch, and small heads that can't also.. I am just struggling to find the correlation between head size and being able to take a punch....

I beleive it has to do more with neck size.. For example alot of fighters with good chins have big thick necks

James Toney, Holyfield, Tyson, Chris Leben, Mark Hunt, Shane Carwin, Thiago Alves

And fighters with lanky necks that can not. Stefan Struve, Kendall Grove etc...

Any opinions??? Looking for your opinion

Last edited by MarkHuntsNoggin; 06-24-2011 at 02:13 PM.
MarkHuntsNoggin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 01:17 PM
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cork, Ireland
Posts: 498
                     
Surely it's got something to do with skull density. Why would a strong neck stop your brain getting smashed?
beardsleybob is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 100
                     
http://www.rossboxing.com/thegym/thegym15.htm

It helps the brain from rattling back and forth... A sturdy neck helps keeps your head from violently thrashing around when getting hit...

Dos Santos is the best example, he has a small-medium sized head, a thick neck and an excellent chin

I for one have a giant head and a skinny neck, so I will be working on my neck

Last edited by swpthleg; 06-28-2011 at 03:40 PM.
MarkHuntsNoggin is offline  
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Heavyweight
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,705
                     
Brock has a good chin, don't know what you're talking about. He has taken the hardest shots from everyone and has only been really rocked once, by Cain. That shot he received from Cain would stun anyone because it hit the perfect spot to make your equilibrium go off.

The problem with Brock is not his chin, it's how he reacts to shots.
Spec0688 is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:20 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,374
                     
I think it has more to do with just how your chin is then anything else. Some people have strong chins and others have weak chins. It might have to do with genetics more then anything.

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:28 PM
LONGHAIRED COUNTRYBOY
 
oldfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC.
Posts: 9,112
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Joe lewis told me it's all a strong neck. he also told me when fighting people with big strong necks to hit them in the nose first. Nobody has a strong nose. and a broken nose tends to weaken the chin.
oldfan is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 10:48 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,374
                     
You talked to Joe Lewis? This was before he died right? But the nose things made sense.

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 11:04 PM
LONGHAIRED COUNTRYBOY
 
oldfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC.
Posts: 9,112
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by kantowrestler View Post
You talked to Joe Lewis? This was before he died right? But the nose things made sense.
you might be thinking of Joe Louis.



oldfan is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 11:23 PM
Bantamweight
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 989
                     
Seeing as most one punch ko's are hooks that snap the neck right or left i'd assume its just that, the necks ability to stop the head rotating quickly. So the bigger the neck the less the neck is going to snap.
anderton46 is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 06-24-2011, 11:53 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,374
                     
Well does that mean Chuck had a thicker neck before? You have to remember that age also is a factor. And wearing overtime.

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome