Posted by Spiderman
Posted by Svartorm
Chin certainly does factor in to the striking game, but with Hunt, its about 80% of his striking game. Being able to take ridiculous amounts of punishment and return a punch now and again doesn't make you a great striker. it makes you a human punching bag that can fight back. If great chins were all you needed to be considered a great striker, all those Combat Kai guys would own MMA. If you take Hunts chin away, you're left with a more refined Tank Abbot, who I wouldn't call a good striker.
I think we're actually talking about two entirely different things when talking about strikers here, but I gotta go to work so we'll have to figure this out when I get home.
You are confuseing Hunt with fighters like Liddel . Or maybe you think Tank could outland / point Mirko if he had Hunts Chin ?
Hunt didnt get hit a lot when he fought Mirko ! He landed more shots on Mirko than Mirko landed on him [ a lot more if you count them throughout the fight ] . Mirko barely threw any punchs He mostly just Kicked and ran Kicked and ran . the majority of his kicks where easy to see comeing , and easily blocked by Hunt .
Hunt has a good chin , but he is far from indestructable . He needs to block shots like everybody else .
" If great chins were all you needed to be considered a great striker, all those Combat Kai guys would own MMA. "
I dont know combat Kai ? but your right about needing more than a great chin . It didnt work for Chuck when he fought a decent striker with a good chin in Rampage .
I just watched the Crocop vs Hunt fight last week and I think they landed about the same amount of shots. I think Hunt won because he scored on aggression and damage with that sick body shot/knee combo he landed. Otherwise I think they were about equal. Hunt took no less than seven LHK and two axe kicks directly to the face with little trouble, and he barely blocked any of them. Thats why I would put Mirko above Hunt as a striker. Mirko has an average chin, and wasn't even rocked in that fight. Hunt has the best chin in combat sports and if he was anyone else, would have been KTFO ten times over.
As for Combat Kai, its a martial art of sorts where you stand there and get kicked in the face, groin, throat, or what have you. If you go on youtube, I'm sure you can find a few clips of Combat Kai dudes getting beat on. It was meant as a joke.