A fighter on death row survives his execution, for it was ill conceived. The person in charge of the execution was executed himself. According to the law, the fighter was released for surviving. (All right, that law is BS, but I needed it to move the plot along)
The fighter celebrates his release from jail, little does he know, that the government has hired a hit-man to kill the fighter in secrecy.
The fighter was walking when he spotted the hit-man.
Feeling the urge to attack, he attempted to rush what he thought was a normal player, when a laser blast came at him.
Fearing for his life, he did something unexpected for a fighter, he ducked for his safety.
The player stood there, temporarily in shock. He then shook that feeling off, making sure of himself that the duck was simply part of the fighter's unpredictable movements.
The hit-man shot again, when the fighter realized that he shouldn't take this opponent head on. He made his move.
As a barrage of lasers came at him, the fighter bounded into the air. He was doing something that no fighter had ever done, he was purposely running away.
Not expecting such a thing, the hit-man's actions were delayed for a split second, enough for the fighter to escape his last shot.
The hit-man had failed, and recordings of this incident were spread towards the higher ups in head of several governments, there was a so called 'smart-fighter' in there midst.