Originally Posted by SouthernThinker
Good scrap. Gotta love Matt Brown, but....what was up with getting hurt like that from those body shots. I know how that sounds....I'm not saying he didn't take some hard shots to the body, especially that first kick but it was like every time Silva touched his stomach he grimaced in pain and clutched his gut. Again, I'm no keyboard warrior. Any one of those shots to the body at 50% would most likely knock the wind out of me like a little girl. lol.
I mean, we see guys take shots to body all the time and I don't remember ever seeing anyone respond the way Matt did to strikes to the body over and over again like that.
I had been seeing people toss around the phrase "glass body" (lol) before I got to see the fight, and before I saw it, when I read "glass body" I kinda dismissed that as a silly notion, but after seeing the fight I can see how it seems like an appropriate description. Was like he had some broke/bruised ribs or something. Not saying I even suspect he was injured, just looked that way.
If you get kicked in the liver, it really doesn't matter how tough you are, because your liver doesn't ask for permission when it shuts down your entire body and makes it curl into the fetal position.
We see a lot of body shots, but if one hits just right, then it's not just a body shot - Overeem vs. Brock, Rockhold vs Philippou