Will Andersons opponents feel they should avoid leg kicks?

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  1. IrishFighterLA

    IrishFighterLA Orange Belt

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    What to get the majorities opinion on this.. Will Anderson Silvas opponents feel weird about hitting his affected leg?

    I feel like I would.. Some respectful fighters may feel the same. I am sure there is 3 lines of thought on this.

    1: Not really think about it, fight is a fight.

    2: Avoid his leg out of a level of respect

    3: Attack the leg because its a weakness.

    We know there is very few fighters with the mindset of 3. But they exist.... But what do you think, will there be an aversion to kicking Silva in the leg giving him a slight edge over other fighters.

    People wont want to be called a dirty fighter.. Not that it is dirty but a lot of people might say that. Especially if they win. You can see the sherdog threads now "He only won because he attacked the leg"

    Lol, but these things go trough some fighters minds.
     
  2. prikoke

    prikoke Brown Belt

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    It's pretty hard to kick to the lower shin. I'm sure his thigh is fine, even his upper shin wouldn't hurt I assume. I would guess Silva's leg kick might have gotten worse since he hasn't been able to train them for a while but I doubt he got much worse at defending them.

    And not like the MW has a lot of good low kickers anyway.
     
  3. greenseeker

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    I think most fighters would attack the leg if it actually was a weakness. You'd have to be pretty stupid, even by fighter standards, to worry about what Sherdog thinks of you.

    But it's probably not a weakness anymore, given he's got a titanium rod inside the bone.
     
  4. Holic

    Holic I wrote a book!

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    Anderson's legs have always been a weakness. His opponents have just inexplicably ignored that up until this point. Watch the full Chonan/Silva fight, not just the sub, where Chonan chops Silva's legs into powder for 10 minutes and THEN cranks on the flying heel hook.

    Then Anderson goes over to the UFC and everyone mysteriously wants to box him.
     
  5. surgeyou1

    surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Yeah. Thats it. If only someone tried kicking him in the leg...he would have never became champ. :rolleyes:

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  6. freemarketjoe

    freemarketjoe White Belt

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    Most would take the #3 route if it was actually a weakness. But I think #1 is the reality. I can't imagine any UFC fighter would intentionally avoid his leg out of respect.
     
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    Pacemaker Joe Silver Belt

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    Aside from the usual pain from a kick, they aren't going to do much to that leg. They might be able to break someone's tibia with a kick, but it's pretty damn hard to break the titanium rod that's reinforcing it.

    If anything about that leg affects a fight, it would probably be some psychological problem Silva had with kicking full force with it, or hesitating before kicking.
     
  8. Git rekt

    Git rekt Blue Belt

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    Please, His legs will have targets on them for the rest of his career.
     
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    punky brewster Red Belt

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    ^^^^^^

    titanium, bro
     
  10. Taric

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    "Nice leg kick by Irvin."
    ~Joe Rogan
     
  11. IrishFighterLA

    IrishFighterLA Orange Belt

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    Yea I am interested to see how it affects his own mental state when using it. Was thinking that also.
     
  12. ehav

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    laughed more than i should have
     
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    No and they shouldn't, its fair game
     
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    That's a zombie low kick,no professional fighter worth his salt throws it like Irvin did.See how Douglas Lima or Jose Aldo throw low kicks!
     
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    I lol'd.
     
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    Bone breaks make full recoveries so it isn't it weakness
     
  17. mmacrosstrain

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    Anderson got his bjj blackbelt in 2005 under the Noguira brothers which was after the Chonan fight. Since then subbing Anderson has been no easy task!
     
  18. JoshR86

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    James Irvin got suspended for being on horse tranquilizers for this bout, so this doesn't count for much.
     
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  20. mmacrosstrain

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    I don't think it would be a dirty move but sometimes focussing on one thing too much can set you up for your own demise.
     

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