December 17, 2010
It’s FRRRRRYYYYYYYY — DAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
I looked at the questions from yesterday and thank you for them and thank you for such cheery topics like “when do you want your funeral” and “what music do you want to be playing at that special occasion when you are dead in a casket while everyone else is bee-boppin’ around to the fancy tunes you chose”. Jeez, what a morbid Thursday that leads, of course, to this morbid Friday.
I’ll die when the seasons stop changing and when music ceases to inspire.
But, I will say that I believe only power metal plays in Heaven, so get used to Iced Earth and Iron Maiden because God loves guitar solos and double bass drums.
And fuck that.
Fuck morbidity or morbidocity or morbidition or morbiditude.
I want to celebrate LIFE!!!!!!!!
LIFE and HUMAN BEINGS! And our seemingly never ending streak of greatness!!!!! YES! LIFE!!!!
Reason being last night, I SAW THE GREATEST THING EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!
DID YOU FUCKING SEE THAT!!!????!!!!
The cleverly disguised ninja is Anthony “Showtime” Pettis who leaps up into the air and then jumps off the wall with one foot and then kicks his opponent in the face with that same fucking foot! And he did it in REAL LIFE!!!!
It is so beautiful. More beautiful than any new born baby or young Hollywood starlet getting naked for the first time in a movie.
As mentioned, this is Anthony “Showtime” Pettis delivering this Matrix-esque kick. One may remember him from his appearance on “World of Jenks”. I imagine Mr. Andrew Jenks is jerking himself off with cocaine that he interviewed Anthony Pettis out of all the fighters on Earth because this kid is actually going to be a crazy ass star. I’ve heard they’ve been playing this kick on a constant loop on ESPN… AND THEY SHOULD NEVER STOP!
If this kick was apart of any fight, no matter how insignificant it was then this kick would still fucking rule, but that is just not the story here.
One should notice something when looking at these gifs minus the AMAZING WALL JUMP KICK is that the cage is blue. The UFC cage is black if everyone remembers. This blue cage signifies it is the WEC. The WEC is another brand of MMA and they are being merged into the UFC. This was the very last WEC event. From now on, the fighters in the WEC will now be in the UFC and their belts will also be the UFC belts.
This fight right here was the LAST… the VERY LAST… WEC fight. This was the last event the WEC was putting on before the merger. And this fight was the main event and last fight of the night for said event. This fight was Anthony Pettis challenging Ben Henderson for the WEC Lightweight Championship. The winner of this fight would not only be the last WEC Lightweight Champion, but he would also get the chance to fight the UFC Lightweight Champion in their next fight.
Obviously, the thrust of these gifs is how unreal Anthony Pettis is. But lets not forget Ben Henderson. He is an incredible fighter. Going into this fight he was undefeated in the WEC. He was the defending champion. And he holds very impressive victories over top opponents and past champions like Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner. Ben Henderson is an excellent fighter.
This kick landed in the 5th round with 1 minute left to go in the fight. Up until that point, these two fought a back and forth war for 24 minutes. Each round was hotly contested and one could have thought that going into this round the fight was tied 2 rounds apiece.
After 24 minutes of fighting tooth and nail, in the main event, a title on the line, followed by another title shot on the line, in the last fight ever for the company they were fighting for…
That kick came from absolutely out of nowhere. Pettis says that he does practice wild kicks like that in training. Pettis has shown some wild kicks in previous fights, but nothing like this. It is something that Vega would have kicked your ass with in Street Fighter II. It’s insane.
Pettis did win the fight and is now the last WEC Lightweight Champion. He didn’t knock out Ben Henderson with that kick. The fight did go to decision. Now, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis will be making his UFC debut against whoever wins in the UFC Lightweight Championship fight between Jersey’s own Frankie Edgar (C) and Gray Maynard on New Years Day.
Just an unbelievable way to say goodbye to an unbelievable company. It is sad to see the WEC go, but it is nice to know that their belts and their fighters will live on in the UFC with greater opportunities ahead of them. The sadness comes from nostalgia of how many great fights took place inside that blue cage and how there always seem to be something magical about the WEC fight cards. As people look at the NFL and don’t think it is as fun as College Football – I feel the same way about the WEC. The WEC was the greatest and most prestigious company for these lighterweight fighters and they will now get their chance to shine on a bigger stage under the UFC banner. But there was something so thrilling about these purely exclusive lighterweight cards that led to these wild fights that hopefully can continue to happen in the UFC.
Have a great weekend.
Don’t hurt yourselves too much trying to replicate this ninja kick.