MMA How does a fighter lose there chin over time?

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  1. 007

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    Like what is it that makes for a fighter easier to get knocked out when he gets older? is it a sign of permanent damage?
     
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    I think there could be multiple causes, really. Some are probably directly related and some are more indirect, i.e. reaction time to get out of the way or block/deflect the shot. Breathing and cardio could also be an issue. The more you leave your mouth open the more likely you are to take a nap. Id imagine its stuff like that, that contributes to getting knocked out, mostly.

    As far as the "chin" or ability to take a punch, specifically, I couldnt tell you. It is believed that concussions could have permenant damage, so that could be the case, sometimes, too. Get knocked around enough and you loose your ability to stay awake after some shots you could have shaken off earlier in age.
     
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    I dont know the scientific aspect of it, but for sure when you get ko'd you usually are more susceptible to it happening again than previously.

    For perfect example- Chuck. dude used to have a CHIN. Now...not so much.

    Another fine example- The Lindros brothers, Eric and Brett. Brett got something like 3-5 concussions in a short amount of time, he had to quit the NHL after only playing for what- 2 seasons? Cause they said it would have adverse affects on him and he could die.
     
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    the reason is because you can only take so many heavy hits to the head before your body says no. Concussions and things like that are cumulative so every time you take a heavy blow or get rocked it takes away from you and makes it easier to ko you through the fight. Thats one thought on it, also as you get older you cant take a hit the same way as you could when you were younger.
     
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    I think chuck is the biggest example, I remember him eating tons of big shots in earlier fights.
     
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    example please?
     
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    i don't remember the fight that well, but guy metzger took it to him in pride before getting knocked out
     
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    Metzger, overeem, rampage 1, belfort, white... Chuck used to be able to take a shot.
     
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    Chuck used to block punches with his massive dome. And yes, Overeem fucking cracked him hard in their fight.
     
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