WEC 53: Anthony Pettis reflects on landing the 'Showtime Kick' on Ben Henderson

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"The biggest thing going through my mind was 'go for it.' I kept thinking like, 'man, I gotta do something to land.' He was checking all my low kicks and I couldn't get off. He kept stopping me, one or two punches, so I'm like, 'I gotta do something out the box and see what happens.' Luckily for me, it landed. We practice it in camp ... to do it in a title fight in the last round is something different."

-- At the post-fight press conference, freshly crowned WEC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis looks back on what his team calls the "Showtime Kick" and how he was able to seal his win over Ben Henderson with it at WEC 53. As the fight, which was extremely close up to that point, was coming to a close, the Duke Roufus trained fighter went for broke and executed one of the greatest head kicks in MMA history. In his last four fights, the "World of Jenks" star has won the trifecta of bonus awards -- "Knockout of the Night" over Danny Castillo, "Submission of the Night" over Shane Roller and "Fight of the Night" against Ben Henderson. Now he awaits the winner of Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard to unify the WEC and UFC lightweight titles. Anybody think he can repeat this performance?

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