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Old 12-30-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Considering Anderson Silva's leg broke off, will we see less MMA fighters utilizing leg kicks?

How difficult is it to hide a leg kick and then bring it up to the head?

Why would anyone kick to the head? It seems like it would be the easiest thing to see coming and evade.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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no kicks are a huge part of the game, anderson just landed that kick in just the right (or wrong as it were) spot. docs are also saying a vitamin d deficiency is the cause. (i say roids in his past weakened his bones) frank mir broke tim sylvias arm with an armbar, people are using them more than ever.

as for head kicks, guys like crocop made a living on kicking people in the head.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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Jose Aldo is fighting on February 1st. You'll probably get your answer to the leg kick question then.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:56 PM
 
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Nah, leg kicks are gonna be a staple forever. It's basically a stress fracture, and MMA's far from the only sport in which athletes get them. Anyone see that NCAA tournament game last year in which that kid went toward the sideline and just crumpled in on his own leg? Or does anyone remember Moises Alou twisting his ankle 180 degrees merely turning the corner at 1st base? Professional athletes place a tremendous amount of stress on their joints and bones without ever even realizing it? I suspect that Anderson Silva's injury wasn't caused during the fight; rather, it's the cumulative effect of intense training. It's like metal fatigue in an aircraft: you don't notice the gradual wear n tear until one day the whole thing just blows. Anderson's just not capable of using that leg the way in which he once did anymore.

ETA: I didn't mean it was just a stress fracture; it's obviously an impact fracture, but stress might very well have played a role, too. Only a doctor or trainer who's known Silva and can examine him regularly would really know.

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Old 12-30-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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muay thai fighters always utilize leg kicks. they also conditioned their leg and shins so they become as hard as concrete. andy is 38 years old and is probably not training as hard core as he was in his young days.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:02 PM
 
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muay thai fighters always utilize leg kicks. they also conditioned their leg and shins so they become as hard as concrete. andy is 38 years old and is probably not training as hard core as he was in his young days.
They can condition their legs for years, but that still doesn't guarantee protection against a complex fracture such as the one Silva sustained. Even among well-trained fighters, the micro-fractures and calcifications most likely aren't uniform, which means that there are going to be weak parts of the shin. That's why even veteran MT fighters who train for years to harden their shins get shin breaks, despite their training. If the force of impact is greater than what their shin can withstand, then that's that -- it doesn't matter. The placement of the kick and the check are also important here. The lower part of the aggressor (Silva)'s shin makes contact with the much harder part of the defender (Weidman)'s shin, significantly increasing the risk of injury to Silva. A leg break is still a freak accident, but it can happen in an aging fighter or even a fighter who just is the victim of bad physical science.
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Old 12-30-2013, 09:20 PM
 
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Default good article on the topic

Chris Weidman's "Dirty" Defense - Bloody Elbow
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:11 PM
 
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Good article. I dig the Elbow. Also, MMAJunkie's pretty good, too.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Leg kicks will not go away; they're too effective. The inside leg kick that Silva used inflict a lot of pain but it's also more likely to get accurately checked with a knee. If it hits correctly, things like this can be the result.
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Broken bones are unfortunately a risk in this sport, Along with a lot of other nasty injuries. Silva was not the first to have this happen, The pain must have been unimaginable, And I hope he gets well soon. Might be time to think about calling it a day though.
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