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What does it mean to have a good chin

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  1. Paineater Yellow Belt

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    I read the Stephen Thompson's interview and he mentions some gyms training their fighters too hard and young fighter maybe losing their "chins" due to being knocked out in training and never gaining their chin strength again. I can see an aging fighter losing their resistance to a punch, but is it really something that can be knocked out of you at an early age, even if you have a strong chin?
     
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    It means you can be reported, and not be banned.

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    Ask the boys from Chutebox.
     
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    I'm in this thread right now.
     
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    I would like to start a thread: "What does it mean to have big balls?"
     
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    Look at old Chuck Liddell or Wanderlei Silva fights.

    Then look at their more recent fights.

    Write copious notes while you're at it.
     
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    Eat bombs and laughs against a fighter that rocked or finished everyone he connected.

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  9. ga_ninja Whopper or Die

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    I think chins make MMA tricky as a whole, what makes what Thompson stated have a lot of merit. That being said some people are gifted at being able to take chin checkers with ease like the poster above Mark Hunt is a prime example.
     
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    I'm not sure you've received a serious answer yet, but the answer is yes. You can absolutely lose your "chin" or your resistance to knockouts or knockdown a at a young age. Chin is really more about mileage than age.
     
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    Chris Weidman had the perfect example of a young man's chin. Who knows what shape it's in now.
     
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    That's the great thing with brain damage, it can happen at any age.
     
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    It means having a square cut manly looking chin.
     
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    Just want to make one point

    Some guys have good chins. They just take punches and keep on chugging.

    Other guys know how to roll with punches. They know how to take a punch and negate some of the power behind it. AS is probably the best example I can think of a fighter in the cage that rolls punches.
     
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    It's not measurable
     
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    Is that a serious question?
     
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