I'm of the belief that Shogun has alot of wear and tear on his body and for his age, he's taken a tremendous amount of damage. I HATE when you hear the complement, "he's got a helluva chin/iron chin", because those are the guys that end up suffering from the longterm consequences, having taken so many shots. I love watching Shogun fight, but I fear how much more he can take. His knees alone give me alot of pause and just wonder if he can keep it up without re-injuring his knees.
I really recommend studying TBI(traumatic brain injury) to get a greater grasp on the wide-ranging impact of concussions and from there, what concussions really are. There's an excellent PBS:Frontline episode on sports concussions you can view online that really highlights that you don't need to be knocked out to suffer a concussion.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes
Last edited by Fedorlei Gomipierre; 08-05-2012 at 11:59 AM.