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Gray Maynard calls the hair police on Clay Guida

Check out the most riveting coiffing controversy in MMA since Kimbo’s beard: Clay Guida’s hair. Leading up to his fight this coming weekend against Gray Maynard, Maynard’s camp filed an official complaint with the New Jersey Athletic Commission. Their charge: that Clay’s hair “could pose a distraction to their fighter… and that they thought it gave an unfair advantage to their opponent.”

Of course, that’s f*cking moronic on its face. So either Gray Maynard is an even bigger sourpuss than he seems (an impressive feat), or his camp is playing head games with Guida. Literally. Gray himself has come out and claimed he has nothing to do with the request, but you don’t see him going out of his way to restore Clay’s right to follicle freedom, do you?

So now poor Clay won’t get to fight with that greasy mop of hair all in his face. Win for Camp Maynard? It always seemed to me that the hair was more of a disadvantage than anything else. We’ve seen other fighters suffer hairstyle headaches in the cage. Louis Gaudinot’s hippie hair almost cost him his last fight and when KJ Noons rematched Nick Diaz he spent more time fighting with his bangs than with Nick.

Clay has always claimed it doesn’t bother him during fights, but I’ve always wondered if judges see Clay’s hair flying this way and that and figure he’s getting hit more / harder than he actually is. So in a very real sense, Gray’s camp might have just helped Clay Guida out.

  • G Funk says:

    F*cking B*ullchit! I hope Gueeds wins the humpament.

  • IMAGE says:

    All though I feel long hair and big beards should be regulated to a point I still wouldn’t do a bitch move like this and complain about it as a camp or a fighter.. 

    That’s homo shit you would see male volleyball players complain about.

  • agentsmith says:

    Guida uses his hair to give the impression of movement when he’s actually not doing much, which of course is part of his whole dump-n’-hump-on-fast-forward style.  It’s like “shaky cam” in action movies.  So braiding it back could actually cost him on the scorecards.

  • thingvolds says:

    anyone who has ever trained at even an intermediate level knows rolling with a guy with long, sweaty mop head is fucking annoying and distracting.  bunch of chubby eternal blue belts here with invalid opinions.

  • thingvolds says:

    Next on the chopping block – long, unkempt beards.  Thousands of basement dwelling nerds who couldn’t throw a straight punch will be up in arms over that too, I’m sure.

  • drunkenjunk says:

    i don’t like guida

  • iamphoenix says:

    what asian smif said. and cap. and then like one or two things hyan said. one word of what volds said. no words of what image said.

    every word i said.

  • agentsmith says:

    Thingvolds would totally kick all our asses in real life, you guys.

  • iamphoenix says:

    every other word asian smif just said.

    ps. forums.

  • Mal says:

    WOW its a fight ..Can you imagine a seeing a bar fight and someone goes hold on hold on i am not fighting his hair is to long …Clay should say i will fight but only if Grey`s balls don`t touch me . MMA has made fighting a circus sideshow freak show a travelling sideshow  at that {soon to be in new york } lol . Soon they will have there own dolls ,oh wait they do, next George St Pierre will be on wheaties in stretchy pants .{eat this up grammar police } 

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully says:

    bar fights are about as civilized as long hair hippies

  • frickshun says:

    Volleyball is mega-gay. For gaywads only. I love volleyball.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    its about time somebody made him take comtrol of that shitty hair. it is distracting and disgusting, imagine all the grease that WOP has in his hair. anybody ever get a chicks hair in your face/mouth when you’re trying to slam it home… sucks.

  • ButtHorn says:

    Well, as much as I admire Guido’s hair and its bold confidence,
    I wouldn’t really want that falling into my eyes and mouth if he got top mount either.

    Although I would have made that a promotional sound bite skit before I pulled a pussy move like calling the police aboot it.

  • G Funk says:

    I’ll take Clint’s last comment as sarcasm. Or he’s a bigger fag than Fricky. Well he is much much bigger than Frick so I guess he’s a bigger fag than frick. Clintoris<—- You’re a bigger fag than Frick.

  • frickshun says:

    I’m going to run a few miles around my neighborhood tonight. Clint is going to consume a large bag of Doritos.

  • Jiji says:

    It is hard to not love some of the names in this article for what the have done in the past for MMA but their cnruert selves are only a reflection of what they were and could still