HomeFight Gifs Anthony Pettis vs. Shane Roller Fight Video Gifs WEC 50 Crazy Kicks Bruno August 19, 2010 Fight Gifs 18 Comments Anthony Pettis vs. Shane Roller Fight Video Gifs WEC 50 Crazy Kicks. Tweet Pin It Zach Micklewright vs. Bart Palaszewski Fight Video WEC 50 Bill Kelly Show Talks MMA In Ontario 18 Comments Machete August 19, 2010 Wtf…that dude is creative. Log in to Reply groundnpound August 19, 2010 Seems like a student from Anderson Silva’s dance academy… Log in to Reply Prorok81 August 19, 2010 Always good to see some creativity in the cage. Log in to Reply eltabasco August 19, 2010 That’s capoeira, my friend Log in to Reply bobbylee August 19, 2010 he messed up on the second one lol Log in to Reply juggernautakira August 19, 2010 None of them really did much. A kick to the head should do some damage. Log in to Reply Steamer Bean August 19, 2010 Eddie Gordo Log in to Reply tobes August 19, 2010 i think the first kick definitely landed and at least rattled Roller’s brain if not stunned him. the second one is pretty funny but just shows how striking that is versatile and unorthodox can be effective even in odd situations when I see people doing crazy moves like these (or Jon Jones or Anderson Silva) I always think … Oh, they’re going to get embarassed pulling that weird stuff one day but the truth is that when someone does something crazy it either works, or the guy gets out of the way. I know this from training. People usually just get the hell out of the way of jumping kicks and things like those. So they usually aren’t effective but the payoff if they land can be good. eg. a spinning back fist either lands and is effective or misses completely, but it is rarely countered with a KO punch. the only crazy move that was countered heavily in my mind was Urijah Faber with a spinning back elbow when he was already off balance getting sat down with a Mike Thomas Brown cross Another example of a fight where flashy stuff failed is Sokodjou vs Luiz Cane. Jumping kicks don’t work… On the other hand, watch Rampage vs Shogun. Shogun’s ninja moves threw Page off… they messed with his head and then Shogun went to work. Like I said, unorthodox moves might not seem sound, but sometimes they pay off. Log in to Reply hello August 19, 2010 is it legal to kick to the back of the head? Log in to Reply sterling August 19, 2010 LAWL @ Steamer. The first one reminds me of how Jon Jones threw kicks against… that one guy… I forget his name. Jake O’Brien, I think. Log in to Reply ChiZZad August 19, 2010 Couldn’t that first kick technically be illegal because it hits the back of the head? Log in to Reply KJC August 19, 2010 The second one is clearly capoeira. And yeah, isn’t that first one an illegal blow because it’s to the back of the head? That’s what I thought about the spinning back fist that Jones did on Bonnar. Even if it’s accidental, it should still be called illegal.. Log in to Reply Brandon August 19, 2010 Strikes to the back of the head are illegal on the ground, I believe. When two fighters are standing, IO think it’s each of the fighters’ responsibility to engage and not expose their backs to their opponents. Log in to Reply Powertele August 20, 2010 Blows to the back of the head are illegal, but if the fighter rolls into the blow the contact is legal. The fighter cannot intentionally strike to the back of the head. One blow to the back of the head can really injure someone and possibly end a career. Log in to Reply theunderfighter August 20, 2010 The first one is not illegal, it was thrown to the side of his head, and he turned his back to the kick. Log in to Reply trousersnake August 20, 2010 very creative…thumps up. Log in to Reply lazarus November 3, 2010 Yah the first one was illegal but the ref didn’t see it. I think in the 2nd one he was trying to do a spinning back head kick but ****ed up then tried to make up for it by doing that weird break dance kick. Log in to Reply TriangleChole December 17, 2010 As long as they are facing each other, if u hit the back of the head, its legal…only when the back of the head is blatantly exposed Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.