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: