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Trainer Roufus says Pettis' WEC 53 kick inspired by "Ong Bak" cult movie

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Believe it or not, the sensational kick Anthony Pettis used to floor Benson Henderson was inspired by the cult martial-arts classic, "Ong Bak."

Pettis' coach, Duke Roufus, said he's played around with "old-school" Muay Thai techniques for several years, and the crazy kick that Pettis landed is just one such attack.

"I just believe in being creative," Roufus today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Anthony is a lifelong martial artist, and I'm a lifelong martial artist, and we're just trying to keep evolving and blend it all together."

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A great piece on the Showtime Kick, with embedded video of the kick itself! Also, if you have not already, watch the original Ong-Bak the Thai Warrior. No handed cartwheel between two pieces of glass? Amazing

Post #1   12/18/10 10:51:04AM