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Watch Anthony Pettis and the flying ninja kick

Anthony Pettis beat Ben Henderson at WEC 53

Anthony Pettis beat Ben Henderson at WEC 53 in Arizona to win the lightweight title. (Dec. 16, 2010) Credit: WEC

Anthony Pettis thrilled MMA fans with a flying ninja Matrick kick in his victory over Ben Henderson at WEC 53 on Thursday night. Truth is, no one knows what the heck to call the move where he springboarded off the cage and blasted Henderson in the face en route to taking his lightweight title.

All we can really do is sit back and watch the move in perpetuity. At some point, you'll ask yourself, "How did Henderson get hit with that? How did he not react fast enough to get out of the way once he saw Pettis jump into the cage?"

Who knows, other than to speculate that he was thinking the same thing as everyone else, "What the heck is he doing right now?"

Pettis explains a kick a little bit in this video below, and you can watch it over and over again.

 

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