The real question of the day that you’ve failed to answer is: Where were you when Anthony Pettis pulled off the single greatest kick in ZUFFA history? Oh, you didn’t get into MMA until 2011 you say — well shame on you. The days of watching infinite reruns of WEC on Versus and hearing Frank Mir publicly display his bromance over Miguel Torres are done. The night WEC 53 went down, LayzieTheSavage and I were hanging out in Hollywood, watching the fights at this spot called ‘Dillion’s.’ There was one other person watching WEC that night, this bouncer guy with dreadlocks that would even make Herb Dean proud. He still works there, so if you take a trip to Dillion’s, remind him of this story — I’m absolutely certain he will remember. The moment Anthony Pettis pulled off his ‘Showtime Kick’ against Ben Henderson, all three of us immediately stood up, held a fist to our mouth and screamed ‘Oh [expletive]!’ Everyone at the bar, stopped in mid-conversation and looked at us — at this point our eyes were still affixed to the screen as if we just caught our parents having sex on national television. When the instant replay happened, everyone at the bar realized the extent of live awesomeness they missed. Rest in peace, WEC — you will forever be missed.
Now tell me where you were when Anthony Pettis’ ‘Showtime Kick’ happened. Just kidding — I don’t want to hear you recollect a story from nearly two years ago. Just check out what has been deemed the ‘Showtime Triangle,’ and realize the exaggerated improbability of this move actually being performed in a fight. Props to Reddit for the find.