Bendo Coach Calls ‘Showtime Kick” A Fluke

July 23, 2013 12:14 pm by bjpenn.com staff 50 Comments
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“It was a fluke. It’s like getting caught with a punch. All the best fighters have lost, you know what I mean? How many times has Anderson Silva seen the Ryo Chonan heel hook? How many times is he going to see Chris Weidman catching him with that hook? If you’re great, if you compete with the best people in the sport, you are going to have an unfortunate moment at some point. And they’re going to replay it and talk about it, but it’s just another moment. It’s one speck of time. There was 24 minutes and 59 seconds of that fight that still went on.

“The thing that I remember about the ‘Showtime Kick’ or whatever you want to call it, is that Ben got up and was on a single leg to finish the fight,” he continued. “He was going to get that single. He was getting that takedown. It there’s 15 more seconds, Anthony’s on his back.”

Benson Henderson coach and mentor, John Crouch, was a guest on yesterday’s edition of “The MMA Hour“.

While on the show he discussed the first matchup between Ben and Anthony Pettis and the kick heard around the world that was dubbed the “Showtime kick”

Was it a fluke?

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