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Following Franklin's triumph, Clay Guida ups stakes in the hair game

Following Franklin's triumph, Clay Guida ups stakes in the hair game
June 16th 2012

Every fighter in the world wants to be number one in everything they do.

No surprise then that shortly after Rich Franklin’s new hairstyle rocked the internet yesterday, we learned that Clay Guida is also taking things to the next level.

When he meets Gray Maynard at UFC on FX 4 next weekend, his famously long hair will be braided for the first time ever.

This earth-shattering event was apparently precipitated by someone from his opponent’s camp formally petitioning the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board about Guida’s hair and its potential for distraction, according to MMA Junkie.

The board contacted Guida, who immediately recognised an opportunity to take the hairstyle world by storm. After a protracted period of thought during which several styles were considered and discarded, he settled on braiding.

“Clay chose to avoid any distractions and simply complied. Clay will be braiding his hair back. Clay is not focused on this and has one objective: winning. Nothing will distract him from his goal,” his manager commented.

The world awaits. In the meantime, here is our exclusive artist's impression of what Guida's hair may look like:

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/231/guidabraided.jpg

Comments

  • Sonatine

    Posted at 18:52 on June 18th 2012

    And this is relevant to MMA how? King Mo's crossover to TNA is more relevant to MMA than Maynard-Guida.

    The more relevant Bellator Summer Series 2012, the surging One FC: Destiny of Warriors and the Greatest Of All Time in Fedor Emelianenko fighting Pedro Rizzo are on, and people are more worried about this vanilla UFC card and the irrelevant storylines behind it. Like this for example.

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  • KJTRLT

    Posted at 13:29 on June 19th 2012

    I don't really need and update on Faber or Guida's hair. I know they are just trying to get the names out there get them twitted and whatnot, but these arer MMA guys, not Justin Bieber

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  • Hebbmma

    Posted at 08:04 on June 20th 2012

    And this is relevant to MMA how? King Mo's crossover to TNA is more relevant to MMA than Maynard-Guida.



    The more relevant Bellator Summer Series 2012, the surging One FC: Destiny of Warriors and the Greatest Of All Time in Fedor Emelianenko fighting Pedro Rizzo are on, and people are more worried about this vanilla UFC card and the irrelevant storylines behind it. Like this for example.



    No body is forcing you to read it. Don't like it? Don't read it. Simple. There's a headline for a reason.

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  • Sonatine

    Posted at 23:32 on June 20th 2012

    And this is relevant to MMA how? King Mo's crossover to TNA is more relevant to MMA than Maynard-Guida.







    The more relevant Bellator Summer Series 2012, the surging One FC: Destiny of Warriors and the Greatest Of All Time in Fedor Emelianenko fighting Pedro Rizzo are on, and people are more worried about this vanilla UFC card and the irrelevant storylines behind it. Like this for example.





    No body is forcing you to read it. Don't like it? Don't read it. Simple. There's a headline for a reason.


    I was making an example: the example being that everybody and their mother is infatuated with the UFC, rather than MMA as a bigger picture. MMA is a lot bigger than the UFC, but 98% of the fans don't realise this, preferring to live in the proverbial bubble. You obviously being one.

    If Guida was fighting in another organisation, say, King of the Cage or Bellator, we would seldom hear about him (or barely at all in KOTC's case).

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