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Old 02-09-2013, 02:16 AM   #102
sugarngold
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Default Re: Fights or Fighters you remember that "evolved" the skill sets in MMA?

I would have to add Anthony Pettis to my list for the Showtime Kick. Although - technically Alan Belcher did a Showtime Punch at UFC 100. It wasn't until Pettis closed out WEC in legendary fashion that the paradigm of MMA shifted. It was akin to Royce Gracie choking out Dan Severn with a triangle choke at UFC 4 although he had already won two UFC events - just like Pettis and the Showtime Kick. His recent Showtime Knee to the chin of Donald Cowboy Cerrone - a seasoned hardened kickboxer - was simply phenomenal. It may not have knocked Cowboy down but it went straight through his guard and hit him square on the chin. This is exactly what Bruce Lee was talking about when he mentions becoming a free thinking creative martial artist.
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