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KungFuLowKick Says, in 3-15-2012 at 11:38:33 from    

Freddie’s look is priceless.He’s thinking:WTF he hit him the hardest he could on the chin and the guy is unphased.

zmayo Says, in 3-15-2012 at 11:40:50 from    

Never realized how much he can take a good punch, especially from dan henderson and that fist vid. Thanks Bruno!

wow Says, in 3-15-2012 at 12:20:57 from    

Yep, this guy isnt just the Best, hes the hardest..

anyone who can take a Hendo left and carry on throwing is just WOW

newmmfan1 Says, in 3-15-2012 at 12:43:35 from    

Anderson Silva: The most overrated chin in mma history.

Not saying he can’t take a punch, just saying it ain’t iron and I don’t consider it one of his real strengths. His strength in this video is knowing how to take a punch…not enough fighters in the ufc know how to do this…i guess they don’t teach that in wrestling lol.

toto Says, in 3-15-2012 at 12:55:51 from    

@zmayo : yeah me too, the guy is so good (boxing, kicking, bjj, etc.) that I think we all forgot how good he could take a punch. Look at his chin on the header picture…

Halcyon Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:09:35 from    

Yeah he is very good at taking punches (rolling etc.) not really an iron chin even though he does have a great chin.

Newfie Jitsu Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:20:35 from    

newmmafan1^^ I agree. I’ve seen him fall from a punch from sonnen. mind you he does have a GIANT chin but for the most part he really knows how to absorb a punch! really good head movement!

What u see? Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:24:24 from    

I notice their is no highlights of when Marquardt rocked him, or when Sonnen dropped him… Anyone else see the caveman in him? if he didn’t pluck his eyebrows like a woman and grew his nap out?

Stopshop Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:36:12 from    

No matter what anyone says -There is one fact! He is THE Best! until someone defends that many titles. Like M’ Jordan.

rza808 Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:38:40 from    

Lol its funny seeing freddie roach’s expression, almost like he wanted to chuckle. Roach was like ok this boy can take a shot…yah this boy can fight

IKnives Says, in 3-15-2012 at 14:40:08 from    

He is also very loose in his muscles when fighting so I imagine that the impact is distributed throughout his shoulders as opposed to someone who is tense and would resist the punch and thus keeping the impact absorption above the neck, which would cause the brain to rattle inside and KO the person. Just my thoughts.

Beast w/ 8 Limbs Says, in 3-15-2012 at 15:00:32 from    

Much like Tyson back in his prime, his skills are so captivating that you hardly ever notice how hard he gets hit. It also showcases the level of skill he’s been facing, ’cause hitting him I imagine is no easy feat. His willingness to take so many punches in practice is definitely a relic to his Chute Boxe days. Though we probably won’t be praising his chin if he ends up like Riddick Bowe, or Gary Goodridge.

KouNTa KuLCHa Says, in 3-15-2012 at 15:27:40 from    

Love Anderson, but I never thought about his chin being an asset, let alone iron. Chael made it look aluminum at best. (Aluminum doesn’t rust, so it’s a start!)
I’d still say Hendo, then Hunt, then Nick Diaz for best chins today. ;)

ThatDude Says, in 3-15-2012 at 15:46:34 from    

Freddy roach is amazed.. He’s like… That Anderson…. He’s the best

Licks72 Says, in 3-15-2012 at 16:01:42 from    

I really want JBJ to get a little more seasoned and fight Silva. If I could put any 2 guys in the cage together it would be them. I know they’re different weight classes but a lot of speed and power vs a lot of power and speed.

tobes Says, in 3-15-2012 at 16:06:26 from    

newmmfan1 – he does have a good chin. it’s not one of his ‘strengths’ because he avoids taking punishment and can dodge punches. like you say he also knows how to take punching. but what does wrestling have to do with it? wrestling is about training your body to absorb and dish out punishment. if you’d ever done it I don’t think you’d knock it.

ness2k Says, in 3-15-2012 at 16:13:49 from    

Holy Sh** he can take a hit. DAMN!

KILLERinstinct Says, in 3-15-2012 at 16:20:52 from    

this is one of the reasons he is the champ and proves he is at the top of his division.

SEAN_VANCE Says, in 3-15-2012 at 17:46:14 from    

Damn! He took a vicious punch at the end and walked right through it like if nothign happened. Impressed.

rgood Says, in 3-15-2012 at 17:51:05 from    

It seems like the old-school Silva never got hit that much. His reflexes are slowing down or something. He doesnt seem as crisp and precise as he used to be. Maybe its just the fact that his competition is getting better.

Sico Says, in 3-15-2012 at 18:31:34 from    

@KouNTa KuLCHa aluminum most certainly rusts, or rather oxidizes. Aluminum is basically surrounded by a thin aluminum oxide layer which protects the aluminum inside from further oxidation. Scratch some Aluminum (oxide) and you’ll see the shiny aluminum. It will oxidize (or “rust”) within seconds. :p Anyways…

On topic, great video. He gets his head popped hard when Freddie is there watching. I can’t wait for Silva vs Sonnen 2. I don’t care who wins, but I just hope it doesn’t disappoint.

marvelous mad madam mim Says, in 3-15-2012 at 19:31:43 from    

yep him and BJ gots the best chins

1999 Says, in 3-15-2012 at 19:44:36 from    

Freddie’s look is priceless???? he looks like that all the time :)

murell Says, in 3-15-2012 at 19:48:27 from    

Yeah,but he’s still Gay,and will be for life,not that there’s anything wrong with that,he’s like Michael Jackson,talented but very strange.

DavidJones Says, in 3-15-2012 at 20:08:04 from    

without a doubt hes best fighter in mma ever . probably forever.

The Funky FRO Says, in 3-15-2012 at 20:58:44 from    


jona Says, in 3-15-2012 at 21:07:44 from    

not like lesnar fake wrestling or sonnen mouth

cuervoplays Says, in 3-15-2012 at 22:23:51 from    

Agree with IKnives. Silva is relaxed plus his movement is amazing. He is moving away from nearly all of those punches.

KouNTa KuLCHa Says, in 3-15-2012 at 22:25:36 from    

lol @ sico – google much? ;)

T’Challa Says, in 3-15-2012 at 22:45:46 from    

Anderson is married to a hot ass wife and has 5 kids. Just cuz he has a funny voice does not mean he’s gay. Grow the F*** up children..

kidfrosty Says, in 3-15-2012 at 22:46:13 from    

Is it me or does this guy, great as he is, doesn’t have that many fights? Seems like he oughta be taking on challengers maybe four times a year and yet it’s like “where’s waldo?”.

dirty Says, in 3-15-2012 at 23:18:56 from    

Can you say pugilistic dementia? Not the smartest approach.

TheJrlocc Says, in 3-15-2012 at 23:44:34 from    

Has a silva lost a fight yet? sry i’ve been out of the loop.

JoeDog Says, in 3-16-2012 at 00:12:43 from    

You don’t need a highlight video to show that Silva can take some punishment, just watch the Sonnen I fight. That said, Silva is getting older and will soon start to crumble.

kill666 Says, in 3-16-2012 at 01:11:07 from    

Anderson Silva chin is okay but his diffidence, reflexes and precision are outstanding.

pillowhands Says, in 3-16-2012 at 01:25:29 from    

Mark my words… Spider will knock the last drop of roidz outta this cheater.. Don’t forget on his best day, taking juice, and Silva fighting with hurt ribs Sonnen COULDNT finish Spider. So now off da juice fighting fair against a heathy Anderson you really think he’ll KO or sub him?? Really?
Sonnen looked weak and lost against Bisping. Im telling you off da juice Sonnen is a b-level fighter with no finish moves. Silva is gunna pick this guy apart and punish him for 4 str8 rd’s before he decides to sub him….again

I hope spider 90 degree’sbackwardz this chumps arm ala Rousey style and erupts the Brazil fans into a frenzy. This will finally shut him up once and for all.

jsnwht Says, in 3-16-2012 at 03:32:05 from    


este Says, in 3-16-2012 at 04:34:35 from    

Silva’s head snapped in that last shot, and he was all business and training after eating that punch. Sonnen is gonna eat S(h)it.

greengiant Says, in 3-16-2012 at 05:01:45 from    

he turns his head with every punch is one reason he took them well.he is very good at anticipating strikes.freddy gives looks like that all the time,no telling what he was thinking because anderson did have a huge chin guard on.im not saying anderson does not have an iron chin but he also knows how to go with and see the punches coming.

clemmit Says, in 3-16-2012 at 06:55:02 from    

Say what you want about Anderson Silva, but he has displayed some superhuman behaviour, there is no denying it.

@ IKnives, Interesting point you make there on the distribution of the impact.

newmmfan1 Says, in 3-16-2012 at 13:15:30 from    

I wasn’t tryin to knock wrestling, I have nothing against it (other than the boring fighters it has sometimes produced in the past). I was simply pointing out that there are more wrestlers than anything else in the UFC and many of them do not know how to effectively roll with punches…due to not training to take a punch in their wrestling years.

Tsagoii Says, in 3-16-2012 at 19:37:25 from    

@TheJrlocc, Yes Anderson Silva does have losses to his stats. Actually, if I recall when he used to fight in PRIDE organization, he loss twice, one in a spectacular way, against Ryo Chonen, who was on his way to loose the fight when he trew a flighing scissor / Heel hook, Silva tapped and loss the fight.

Again in PRIDE organization, He loss to Daiju Takase, got himself caught in a beautiful and quick triangle choke, no way out. Tapped and loss.

@newmmfan1, I agree on the “Rolling with punches” theory, that it is effective to avoid knock out our reduce the impact of the punches.

But I do not agree with your statement that Anderson Silva does not have a chin.

I’m sorry, an L/R punch right on the chin from Dan Henderson, and it made it look like nothing happened. Getting glinched and receiving power punches like it was nothing tells you 2 things.

This fighting can take pain, and stay focus, dangerous and on target. And he sure can take hard punches.

that being mention, it does that remove the fact that, any man can drop knees on 1 single punch. Sonnen proved it and others too.

But don’t count on that to knock him out! The word is “Knock” “Phase”, dropping knees is one normal reation to the body. Stunning you opponent long enough to open the can of ass wooping…. priceless.


failsonnen Says, in 3-16-2012 at 19:55:49 from    

marvelous mad madam mim
“yep him and BJ gots the best chins”

No respect for Nick Diaz chin?

murell Says, in 3-16-2012 at 20:49:13 from    

Bisbing would beat silva,no problem.

Genghis Khan Says, in 3-16-2012 at 22:05:08 from    

Pound for pound the best fighter in the world…

DavidJones Says, in 3-16-2012 at 23:02:37 from    

@failsonner- diaz is great but as far as a chin he gets dropped in lots of fights, hes just a warrior and wont ever quit, but physically, his chin is not like BJ, anderson, mark hunt or other guys.

FURY Says, in 3-17-2012 at 10:56:17 from    

Even though I am not a fan Diego Sanchez is in the top 5 chins in MMA .. As For Sonnen .. if you watch closely in the Bisbing fight, AGAIN Sonnen sets himself up for the Triangle.. I was screaming for Bisbing to apply it.. I wouldn’t be shocked if he gets caught again vs Anderson.

slamsam Says, in 3-17-2012 at 17:10:05 from    

If you watch close, other than the first guy hitting him in the clinch, Anderson is rolling with all of those punches. None of them really connect directly. He doesn’t have an iron chin, he just rolls with them all to deflect most of the power. That is WAY more amazing than an iron chin

junior Says, in 3-18-2012 at 12:02:38 from    

you all realize that the size of someones chin has nothing to do with how well he can take a punch right?

Mory Says, in 3-19-2012 at 00:49:31 from    

all of you are all wrong! i might be too lol but he just has an iron face period.

daimai Says, in 3-19-2012 at 07:44:59 from    

Noting but respect for the SPIDER …..


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