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How good is Cain's chin?

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  1. gspieler

    gspieler Silver Belt

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    Well, then, for a guy walking around witha glass jaw, he sure is good at beating hw's who are known for knocking-out other fighters...Carwin, Hunt, Cro Cop, Nelson, etc.
     
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    His ability to take a punch is ok for a heavyweight. Not great but not bad
     
  3. TobikanJudan94

    TobikanJudan94 Never be game over

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    Average chin.

    Amazing recovery.
     
  4. Phrozenspite

    Phrozenspite Black Belt

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    most are right in saying an average chin. he doesnt just walk through crazy shots, but it's not a glass chin, look at how chuck, arlovski, and even erick silva for example appeared after they were ko'd
     
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    I don't like talking about chins in the HW division, because anybody can go down


    I do think some HW's do have glass chins, and I don't think Cain is one of them
     
  6. Bob Gray

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    These discussions always have two different camps. one side thinking good chin means being hit on the button and not being rocked, another thinking being hit on the button and being rocked but recovering is a "good chin". I think it's a combo of both though. Kongo hit him with some bombs and he wobbled but didn't go down and recovered quickly. I honestly can't see an argument for his chin not being at least good. Not being rocked by accurate bombs means your chin is amazing.

    Im wondering if theres been a single strike anyone claiming his chin is average or below can point to as proof. JDS and kongo both hit hard and blasted him. He survived one onslaught but not the other. But I dont see how JDS putting you down with a haymaker concludes anything negative about your chin.
     
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    It's like Tyson's was, imo. Both have taken some bombs and survived them, but they can be TKO'd with monster shots. Both recover well, are hard to KO out cold. Good, but not great.
     
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    People will be like he has awesome chin, He just gets rocked everytime somebody hits him.
     
  9. Bob Gray

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    Has he been rocked with anything other than a big punch by a heavy handed striker?
     
  10. Hemmmmmo

    Hemmmmmo Eclipse Belt

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    His chin is good, but it's his recovery that's phenomenal
     
  11. jalisco1

    jalisco1 Blue Belt

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    Did you see the 2nd fight? JDS tried that overhand right and landed a couple times but didnt hurt Cain because it wasnt behind the ear this time. IMO JDS has a better chin than Cain but Cain can take JDS's shot and Cain recovers so quickly.

    Besides in the HW anyone can get KTFO
     
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    He didn't have the power behind it.
     
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    Yeah these guys are huge, most people would be in hospital after taking that shot from Kongo.

    I know it's in comparison to other HWs, but even those guys you say have the best chins i.e. Nelson & Hunt have all been knocked out in their career.
     

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