What Anthony Pettis did last night in the WEC’s final event against Ben Henderson at the Jobing.com arena in Glendale, Arizona, is something that we will be telling our grandchildren about in the future for years to come.
Instead of reminiscing about the days where we used to be able to buy a candy bar and a pack of Trojans for a nickel, we will be telling all future generations about the insane leaping kick Pettis dropped on Henderson within the fifth and final round of the fight.
It was the type of out of this world technique that further proves my point that MMA is undeniably the most exciting sport in the entire world, bar none.
While Pettis’ kick, which was later renamed the Showtime Kick, was arguably the flashiest move ever landed in the cage, it wasn’t the only one.
Let’s take a look back at some of the flashiest finishing maneuvers in the sport’s history.
By finishing, I don’t necessarily mean fight ending, because obviously Pettis didn’t finish Henderson with that kick.
But anytime a fighter lands a crazy technique that just comes out of nowhere, it really doesn’t matter if he ends the fight with it or not.