Anthony Pettis ‘Showtime’

Anthony Pettis got his nickname from a fellow MMA fighter Duke Roufus. Roufus saw Pettis get a head kick knockout after dislocating his shoulder in his first professional fight and told him “Man, you put on a show every time you go out there, I’m going to call you Showtime”. The nickname stuck and is a reflection of his flashy style.

The famed ‘Showtime Kick’ performed by Pettis on Benson Henderson at WEC 53 is one of the most spectacular moments in MMA history and helped propel Pettis forward to stardom.

 

 

 

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