Still not sold on the 'Showtime Kick'

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  1. Superlative Shooto All-City Champion

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    Can someone please give me a good reason for me to believe that kick wasn't a work. I'm asking for this because I think the move was incredible but the body language before still has me on the fence

    UPDATE: after seeing the respectful explanations on here. I can honestly believe the kick wasn't a work. I just thought the whole thing was crazy and wanted to see the opinions out there so I could give myself more reasons to believe it. Kudos to Pettis
     
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  2. Danespina Silver Belt

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    #1: Benson didn't go out. If it was rigged he wouldn't keep fighting.

    #2: It occured in the 5th round of a competitive fight both were clearly trying to win.

    #3: Benson tapping foot against cage? He did that a few times throughout fight apparently to make feet less slippery.

    #4: Pettis has thrown other moves off the cage like the knee to Cerrone.
     
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  4. sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

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    You know what else was on the fence?





    Pettis.
     
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    The only Pettis related thread... Started by a dumbass...

    Sigh.... Wished Showtime could rise again, no one is as talent and as exciting as him...
     
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    Because that fight wasn't just for the WEC title, the winner also gets an instant shot at reigning the UFC champ.
    It didn't happen due to a draw between Maynard-Edgar.
     
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    Try running up it
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Joining us on the panel will be three independent experts on UFC fence building and materials, let's start with you Kenny Florian

    "Thanks jon"
     
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    What about the showtime knee, back kick, and elbow?
     
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    Pettis has executed a slew of insane kicks throughout his career. Not sure what you're looking for here, TS, other than ridicule.
     
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    Benson sure as fuck didn't like it.
     
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    You probably think this is fake too,right?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Damn ....... clicked this thinking showtime was creating a new mma program to start showing fights ......<GOT4>
     
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  15. Final Say Red Belt

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    He's got pretty kicks and knees.

    That's.
    About.
    It.

    Although his hands looked improved against Miller, it was an older Miller. I hope he continues to work on his boxing
     
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  16. BlastoiseDad Brown Belt

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    Prime Pettis one of my favorite fighters ever
     
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    You forgot pretty face! Lol!

    I think the problem is not his striking it's his wrestling
     
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  18. esum80 MAU-RRRICI-O...SHO-GUNN!!!

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    pettis and roufous work on tricky shit like that all the time. he even said so himself in the post fight interview.
     
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    He is slick on the mat too. His TDD and boxing are the only things holding him back.
     
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    I always felt he was too worried about his hair.
     
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