Pettis: Liver kick worse than a KO
“I hit him with the first body kick and I caught him reaching for a punch, and that’s the worst time to get hit. Your body’s fully extended. You’re not expecting to get hit. I caught him with the first one and I could tell in his face right away that he was hurt, but he’s one of them guys that’s still dangerous … Your body shuts down. You can’t do anything. Your mind’s still working and you know you want to fight back, and being at this level I’m sure he wanted to fight back, but when you get hit like that and that clean, your body just shuts down. You literally can’t do anything. It’s a sucky feeling because you’re fully conscious.
I think it’s worse than a knockout because you’re fully conscious. You know what’s going on, but you just can’t fight back.”