Maynard files successful complaint about Guida's hair

by Matt Erickson | source:

Clay Guida is one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts, with six "Fight of the Night" bonuses to prove it. But if you say the name "Clay Guida" the onet thing that comes to mind first for many.

The Hair.

When work began on the first UFC Undisputed game, Guida's hair kept him out of the first release (technology apparently caught up; he was added in the 2010 release).

UFC President Dana White offered him $10,000 to cut it. But The Hair stayed where it is.

Now, following a formal complaint by Gray Maynard with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board for the UFC on FX 4 fight next Friday in Atlantic City, the hair is going to locked up, in braids.

John Fosco, Guida's manager and president of VFD Sports, on Friday told that Maynard filed the request with the commission roughly a month ago – and that his client has decided to comply, which the New Jersey commission confirmed.

"Clay chose to avoid any distractions and simply complied," Fosco told "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."

Under the Unified Rules of MMA, individual commissions are allowed to rule on "whether head or facial hair presents any hazard to the safety of the unarmed combatant or his opponent or will interfere with the supervision and conduct of the contest or exhibition."

In the case of Maynard and Guida, Nick Lembo, counsel for the NJSACB, said a hearing was avoided when Guida agreed to Maynard's request.

"He doesn't want to do it, and I don't believe he's 100 percent happy about it, but he's being very understanding and very cooperative about it and he agreed to it," Lembo told "Otherwise, if he said, 'No, I'm not going to do that,' we'd have to have a hearing on it and let both sides present their case and have a commissioner's ruling on the issue."

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Caligulus site profile image  

6/16/12 3:25 PM by Caligulus

Clay is going to finally be caught for his LAY AND PRAY because his hair won't make him look busy anymore.

Dosantowned site profile image  

6/16/12 2:33 PM by Dosantowned

OK. Never liked Gray, but now I am officially a hater.

JoeMimic site profile image  

6/16/12 12:54 PM by JoeMimic

Maynard can kick rocks, I hope Clay leg humps him for five rounds.

kevsh site profile image  

6/16/12 9:35 AM by kevsh

Imagine, if Guida didn't comply they'd have a hearing. An actual hearing. NSAC officials, a lawyer or two at least, a stenographer, someone to bring them cookies, Guida's people, Maynard's people ... All that time, money and effort all because of hair.Among many other signs, this to me is yet another example of how far our society has fallen - clearly our priorities are way out of line. HAIR!

UGCTT_stuffadamdoes site profile image  

6/16/12 9:17 AM by UGCTT_stuffadamdoes

Man I would be pretty ticked if my people did something like that without asking me. Too many people are gonna trash him and it wasn't anything he did. I hope he has a serious talk with them. Hurting your fan base will hurt you in the pocket.

UGCTT_stuffadamdoes site profile image  

6/16/12 9:12 AM by UGCTT_stuffadamdoes

Thanks Ondz. I wanted to read more on it.

Beggsie site profile image  

6/16/12 8:57 AM by Beggsie

This is ridiculous.

Ondz site profile image  

6/16/12 8:22 AM by Ondz the very end of the article. Apparently Maynard contacted MMAJunkie himself to clarify this after they posted it.

GrayKickass site profile image  

6/16/12 8:16 AM by GrayKickass

I don't know what people are bitching about. Seems like a fair request, and shouldn't be hard for Guida to follow.

UGCTT_stuffadamdoes site profile image  

6/16/12 7:16 AM by UGCTT_stuffadamdoes

Thanks for the update. Not that I doubt you, but where did you read that?