Every fighter in the world wants to be number one in everything they do.
No surprise then that shortly after Rich Franklinâ€™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 opponentâ€™s camp formally petitioning the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board about Guidaâ€™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.
â€śClay 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,â€ť his manager commented.
The world awaits. In the meantime, here is our exclusive artist's impression of what Guida's hair may look like: