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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Planet of the Apes
A. Silva may not have the knockout power of a a heavyweight, but he has enough power to knock someone out. As discussed in previous posts being a heavyweight adds to your KO power, but doesn not increase your chin (unless you consider exposure to heavier shots a way to improve your chin, which it is, but that is not the point most of you seem to be making) at all.
Just as the human heart does not grow very much bigger for a bigger human being, the amount of power it takes to snap someones jaw is not heavily influenced by the size of their body. Someone like Cro Cop or Arlovski is just as likely be knocked out from a punch that measures 7.5 (on my imaginary scale) as someone like Marquartd or Leben. The strength of the punch and the individuals chin is what matters. What makes you think the size of their biceps, chest, thighs, and shoulders is going to effect how strong a punc they can take?
A. Silva has enough power to knock out any heavyweight that is capable of being knocked out. You don't need to have insane power to get a KO, you need to hit the right spot.
Does this mean A. Silva will KO Lesnar? Nog? Maybe noone has the power to KO these guys. But if people think that Couture has a better chance to KO Lesnar than A. Silva just because he enters the ring 40lbs heavier...
...well then I don't know what to think.
Maybe some of you should go take a few shots from Bj Penn and tell me if he has no KO power because he is 155.
mad props: Toxic