Yes, it looks funny and with Tim Sylvia's size he reminds me of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. But all kidding aside, what do you guys think about his stance? I've tried it a few times in practice, and honestly I feel it's the best way to protect your chin. How come more fighters don't use it? I think it's because...I fight orthodox, and with my chin being tucked into my left shoulder to the point that it's glued, it makes it real difficult to throw 3 punch combos or unleash furies like Chuck. Yes, it's common sense to keep your chin tucked during stand-up. But Tim's stance is completely different, his shoulder is practically blocking the entire side of his left face. With this stance, there isn't ANY room between your jaw and your shoulder, whereas with other fighters their jaws are completely out in the open waiting to be rocked. I don't want to rely on relexes and bobbing/weaving to avoid punches, it's better to stay safe and apply the stance throughout the whole fight. And yes, I know about Tim getting rocked by Arlovski...there's always a chance it can happen, but you can always do your best in preventing it and I feel this stance is the best way of doing so.