I saw that some people were saying how Pettis win is somehow reflection on TKD being superior over Karate. First, I made a thread about how Pettis had better chance than most people gave credit for, and I believe only people who shit on Wonderboy is actually people who thought Pettis had no chance. Also those people are probably same people who is saying TKD over Karate from that. Pettis had his hands up and used his low kicks. If you ask me, it was similar to Shogun vs Machida. That was very similar to how classic muay thai would go about his business against Karateka, especially americanized version of extreme side way stance. Pettis from my understanding is a third degree black belt in TKD with not much accomplishment, even locally. I knew a third degree black belt who was under 10 years old. Thomson was an undefeated kickboxer with his karate background. There are only three guys from my understanding who would be somewhat equivalent of Thomson in TKD. That would be Zelg Galesic from ITF, and Hong young Gi from ROAD fc who is probably a journeyman at best but still probably the best WTF taekwondo fighter who actually competed in MMA and tried to make a career out of it, as he competed for Taekwondo korean national team spot, which is probably as good as it gets when it comes to Taekwondo. To me, that win came from a very good strategy by the coach and executed to perfection by a fighter who came in great shape, a lot of heart and determination. What it doesn't show however is in any shape or form that TKD had anything to do with it. If anything, that was Muay thai 101, hands up, simple combination and low kicks, though Pettis mixed in a couple flash kicks that didn't do nothing. Interestingly, when Raymond Daniels was fighting Valentini in Glory kickboxing, who also is a dynamite striker somewhat similar to Thompson, and Daniels also got knocked the fuck out, I believe Roufus was a commentator and talking about how you are supposed to fight guys like Daniels. If anyone was well suited to coach a fighter against that style in MMA, Pettis probably had the right guy for that.