Is Whittaker's chin cracked??

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  1. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    I'm a big fan of Whittaker, and I'm scared his chin is getting depleted at a fast rate. This is not something you want when fighting Kelvin Gastelum.

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    Whittaker usually has an amazing chin for MMA, except for the Wonderboy loss. In his recent fight with Yoel Romero, he took many heavy shots and got dropped 2-3 times and was on wobbly legs once or twice as well.
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    I'm scared that Bobby Knuckles' chin is not what it used to be. Both Yoel fights were hard fought decisions, with the 2nd one being a questionable decision because of all the damage he received.

    Will his chin be ready for Gas?
     
  2. Shaddows Steel Belt

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    Dude, he had a broken hand and STILL won a decision against a killer in Yoel who did not even bother to make weight.

    I think he was rocked, but he definitely did not give up and did not go to sleep despite eating bombs that put anyone else away.

    His chin is still good.
     
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  3. Mammothman Silver Belt

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    I don't think he is crack but who knows, I agree Gas hits like a motherfucker
     
  4. tonil Red Card

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    Yes, Gastelum will be KOd before he gets the chance to crack Whittaker's chin.
     
  5. Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Nah.

    He ate huge bombs from Yoel and still managed to get back up.

    He has a solid chin.
     
  6. UFC178 Banned Banned

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    Might be the Stipe situation.

    Eats Ngannou's clean shots and keeps on fighting, but the next fight he gets slept by one punch from DC.
    (This isn't on the chin, but I couldn't find the gif of him cracking Stipe in the chin during round 3)

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  7. Maybe it is honestly. We’ll find out when he fights Gas next year.
     
  8. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Seeing as Romero has been flat lining guys on the regular and Whittaker survived several bombs from Yoel in their last bout I'm gonna say his chin is fine, unless that last fight with Yoel was the straw that broke the camel's back,
     
  9. El Fernas Silver Belt

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    Solid chin + some time to recover, Whittaker should be ok.
     
  10. penontoc Orange Belt

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    dude's a warrior and twice won with injuries. He's still young and I think he'll keep that belt for a few years.
     
  11. TrundleDaGreat Yellow Belt

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    God damn, I forgot how brutal Gastelum knocking out Bisping was.

    On topic, I think Whittakers chin will still be good for a couple more fights, unless he keeps taking as much damage as he did in his last fight
     
  12. SG123 Purple Belt

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    DC is a much better striker than Ngannou
     
  13. Fuzzybabyducks Duck that’s into ketchup. Duckhim/duckhe/duckdude

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    doubt it, yoel just hits really hard... would of put most guys out
     
  14. Filthy Phil Blue Belt

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    Gastelum ate a ton of huge shots in his last fight too. If anything, Whittaker will be the first to crack him
     
  15. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    That's what I'm saying. Robbie Lawler had an amazing chin until all those crazy wars caught up with him.
     
  16. SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    he's only been hurt by yoel at MW, yknow.. the hardest hitter in the division.


    and survived.


    i don't see anyone beating whittaker atm, dude is just too good.
     
  17. Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    As they all do. Who knows. Edgar's chin continued to hold strong long after the Maynard fights. No way to know until we see it fail.
     
  18. jojoRed Aint no stress on me, Lord.

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    At MW, his chin and recovery are A1.

    At WW, he was way more vulnerable due to weightcut.
     
  19. mjfan23 Silver Belt

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    I agree Yoel Romero hurt him a ton and that fight may lead to his decline. But until those signals of decline are apparent no reason to doubt the champ.
     
  20. Workaholic Silver Belt

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    Who else has been hit like that by Yoel and survived? Jacare and...?

    And he did it twice

    Let's wait until he actually gets KO'd by someone at MW before we start speculating like this
     

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