Usman's chin. What are your thoughts?

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  1. Dick_Stillhard

    Dick_Stillhard White Belt

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    There were a couple times in the Maia fight he got hit and didn't look comfortable. I think it was the second shot that Maia landed reasonably clean and Usman's legs looked wobbly before he composed himself a few seconds later. Maia isn't very good of a striker and it makes me wonder whether Usman's chin stands up to a bigger and better puncher on his feet. Usman's best chance seems to be his wrestling, as his striking is subpar. How long can he rely on his wrestling before the chin is tested properly?
     
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    I didn’t watch the fight or the card at all, but it played just like I imagined it would.

    If Usman’s style is poison for Maia, then Woodley’s is the poison for Usman. Much better on the feet with more power and speed, better footwork, wrestling skills to defend takedowns or even get some on his own.
     
  3. Sapp

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    Too early to say.
     
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    This ^
     
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  5. Kal Drago

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    Big puncher connecting = night night
     
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  6. tonil

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    Chin that will be cracked soon, seems that significant part of his style is to absorb punches and/or defend punches with his head .
    He has option to work on his defense but I guess he will not do that before he gets KOd
     
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    I got this ^^^ far and faded fast [​IMG] as Usman ever been KOéd I love but as big as Maia is Usman just stronger & beastier (dibs on the new word beastier sounded right at the time?)
     
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  8. vindaloo

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    its like a black matt hughes almost
     
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    yeah you go you clever boy, get them dibs.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Beastier
     
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    Lawler would stuff his takedowns and knock his lights out.
     
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    Stop with that dumb stinky fart filled GIF.
     
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    I noticed this too TS. There was a window of him getting hit where it short circuited him if even for a SPLIT second it was there. Compare that to the way Kelvin was eating Jacares punches. You will see Usman already showing signs of that chin on the decline. Maybe him and micheal johnson should stop trying to KO each other for that "anatomy of a fighter" Documentary video thing. I seen a video of them too going HARD at in the gym
     
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    and stronger and better gnp.
     
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    I hope someone wraps a shin across it.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    I mean overall I think his chin is pretty good. I did see maia land a couple of jabs that looks to wobble him slightly. But overall I think the guy can take a punch fairly good. We will see when he faces a guy that forces him to strike.
     
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  17. TDD

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    Up to this point i havent noticed him having a weak chin, nor a strong, he has run through most people, but what surprised me in the Maia fight was he was hittable, Maia had better head movement and evaded better strikes, of course he was focused on not getting taken down but he was hittable from start to finish. He is light years behind on the standup compared to Woodley, Usman wont get him down and get frustrated running in, while Woodley will hit him with a perfect shot, its the same for Colby they talked themselves into contention maybe too early.
     
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    Woodley would crack it.
     
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  19. Kumason

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    Woah,we saw it pretty similar

     
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    No one can fight like he does for his whole career. I mean, he has good takedowns and good ground control and gNp...But he's not GREAT at any of these things .....This with NO striking defence. Meaning, as soon as he goes up against someone who is... he's gone.
     

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