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Old 12-30-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Jack Slack article on Anderson Silva leg break

Got sick of arguing with people about checking kicks with the knee. Was waiting for this.

Sorry if already posted:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1...ied-the-legend

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Excellent article.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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The picture and gif of Silva's broking leg aren't necessary damn it.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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That was a nice piece thx ts

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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Great article , Very Informative .

I'm training for some More Amateur/Semi Pro fights later in 2014 , I'll for sure practice Checking a LOT more then I used to. Also probably will only Throw Leg Kicks after Combinations as opposed to before where I used to Use the outside Or Inside leg kick as A lead sometimes.

Obviously I don't expect Amatuer / semi Pro fighters to check like the Legend Weidman did but you never know .

That injury was brutal .

Great Article TS respect for posting !!

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #6
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Interesting stuff.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:20 PM   #7
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That fact that he shows BOTH gifs of Chris checking the kicks, proves that the end result of the fight was, in fact a "fluke".

The point where the legs meet is random and you can't really plan for it.
You are hardly even thinking about it. You are just trying to check properly and counter.

Chris got lucky and the legs met in his favor.

Did he intend to break Silva's leg? NO.

His intention was to block the kick, take as little damage as possible and counter. You can even see his "oh shit" face when the kick is launched.

Is the win legitimate?
ABSOLUTELY.

This should put fighters on notice about low kicks and proper checking technique.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:21 PM   #8
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Great article. All the excuse-makers talking about the Silva leg break being an accident as if Weidman was just lucky need to take note of it.

I've been posting similar things since the fight. They all claim everyone checks kicks and this was only the second time a break like that ever happened in the UFC so it must be accidental. BS. Checking kicks is and has been very under-utilized in MMA. It's much more common to see fighters ignore checking and acting like they don't hurt and they can just fight through them.

In this case, Silva didn't set it up and threw it with great velocity. Weidman checked it perfectly and it snapped his leg. As Jack says in the article, there was nothing accidental about it. It was unfortunate that it hurt Silva to that extent but hardly an accident.

I expect other fighters to take note of this and train more on checking kicks. Especially against guys like Aldo, Barao and Barboza, just to name three great kickers.

Connor McGregor said it best on twitter after the fight: Fighting opposite stance opponents and throwing that rear leg kick is always a risky shot. The knee is always in play. Horrible to see.

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Old 12-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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That fact that he shows BOTH gifs of Chris checking the kicks, proves that the end result of the fight was, in fact a "fluke".
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The fact that's what you got out of that article says a lot about your level of intelligence.

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Very good read. I feel much better educated on the subject.

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