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Old 10-23-2006, 08:16 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I find it depends on where you get hit...

For me a good strike to the nose (breaking your nose) sends a flash of pain, watering eyes and breathing problems. I usually am not rocked from it though or feel like I am knocked out, just in a lot of pain. (I have had two surgeries on my nose and easily 8 breaks over the years)

Punch or kick to the side of the head usually ringing ears, dizziness, one side of the body is a little messed up.

The worst for me is a hard hit to the ear area. That is what rocks me the most.

I haven't fought in years but did boxing/TKD seriously and a little judo, few fights on the street
8 breaks over the years .. yow ... I heard that they actually remove some cartilige in a fighter's nose making it harder to break, is there any truth in that?
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Man, I got rocked real bad in training once, once. He leg kicked me, wich distracted me for that second as he followed up with a jab that I slipped and as I was coming in I caught his cross, I got hit in the chin full on as I was stepping in (my moving forward+his punch), talk about punch drunk, I turned 1 and a half times around like a cartoon character and staggered for about ten feet before I sat down (fell down) in a metal folding chair. Fortunatly for me my partner is experienced and didnt follow up with more hits or I would have been ktfo.
Anyway, it was like sitting at a table having drink after drink and not realising your drunk till to get up and try to walk and you realise your legs have a mind of their own and your not quite sure why you feel so dizzy cause it came on so fast.
well that and the bloody lip/nose.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I would have to say that the first thing is a flash the instant you get hit. Then as soon as you can see again, it's just insane. You have trouble standing, you can't see if there is another strike coming, you hear a loud ringing/buzzing and you just want to get out of it. You are in full panic mode. The worst part to me is the having to worry about standing when you should be worrying about the guy that just crushed you.
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You just basically wonder where you are and not really much on defending yourself because you dont have a hint of a clue whats going on.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:04 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Man, I got rocked real bad in training once, once. He leg kicked me, wich distracted me for that second as he followed up with a jab that I slipped and as I was coming in I caught his cross, I got hit in the chin full on as I was stepping in (my moving forward+his punch), talk about punch drunk, I turned 1 and a half times around like a cartoon character and staggered for about ten feet before I sat down (fell down) in a metal folding chair. Fortunatly for me my partner is experienced and didnt follow up with more hits or I would have been ktfo.
Anyway, it was like sitting at a table having drink after drink and not realising your drunk till to get up and try to walk and you realise your legs have a mind of their own and your not quite sure why you feel so dizzy cause it came on so fast.
well that and the bloody lip/nose.
I am just starting training ... is there any way you can train to take a punch better ... I really don't think so, but for instance, the legs turn to rubber, if your legs are bigger and stronger, is there less of a chance you'll go down or does weight training really have nothing to do with it since it is really a disruption in the signal to your brain?
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I am just starting training ... is there any way you can train to take a punch better ... I really don't think so, but for instance, the legs turn to rubber, if your legs are bigger and stronger, is there less of a chance you'll go down or does weight training really have nothing to do with it since it is really a disruption in the signal to your brain?
have someone put on some 16oz gloves and knock you around a bit while your wearing head gear. It dosen't make it better but it makes it easier to deal with and your reaction time will be better when you do get rocked. Honestly though if you have a good opponent and he rocks you and your stunned you just hope some girl in the audience flashes her boobs to him and distracts him enough to let you recover.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:38 AM   #27 (permalink)
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8 breaks over the years .. yow ... I heard that they actually remove some cartilige in a fighter's nose making it harder to break, is there any truth in that?
I am not sure exactly what they did except straighten everything out and they did open up the inside of one nostril to help breathing. The worst thing about nose/sinus surgery are those balloons they stick up there to help it "set". They go right up into your sinuses. When they pull the things out a while after surgery it feels like they are tearing your brain out of your head. It's a horrible feeling
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I am not sure exactly what they did except straighten everything out and they did open up the inside of one nostril to help breathing. The worst thing about nose/sinus surgery are those balloons they stick up there to help it "set". They go right up into your sinuses. When they pull the things out a while after surgery it feels like they are tearing your brain out of your head. It's a horrible feeling
That is shitty, I've never heard of that!!
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:31 AM   #29 (permalink)
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That is shitty, I've never heard of that!!
6 breaks. one surgery, 3 cauterisations. I hope none of you have to go through any of it.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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6 breaks. one surgery, 3 cauterisations. I hope none of you have to go through any of it.
According to his website, Rich had to endure having his nose "re-set" in the locker room after the Anderson Silva fight ... that must have hurt like ****
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