Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 2/24/12
Fourteen months ago, Anthony Pettis (Pictured) became an overnight sensation when he posterized Benson Henderson with his “Showtime kick” to capture the WEC lightweight crown. The 25-year-old was slated to parlay the sensational strike into a UFC title fight, but various factors prevented the championship affair from coming to fruition. The immediate rematch that was arranged between UFC 155-pound king Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard was out of Pettis’ control, but he takes full responsibility for the lopsided unanimous decision loss he posted against Clay Guida in his big league debut. Pettis has professed last year was the worst of his young career, but he’s looking to bounce back in resounding fashion in 2012. His ascent back towards the top of the totem pole resumes tomorrow against a formidable opponent, and he claims to have a little something special up his sleeve for the shootout. “A guy like Joe Lauzon, I think I’m going to open up a lot,” Pettis told Sherdog. “First round...
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