Originally Posted by Patrick Chewing
It's not even about how loose it was. It was about Silva's position in relation to the hook that caused his head to turn so violently. Only thing stopping Silva's head from doing a 180 was his neck holding on to it.
a week or two ago there was an interesting article written by a sports doctor talking about how shots that turn the head (i.e. from the side) have greater impact than shots from straight-on, especially if a fighter has strong neck muscles.