If ‘Just Do It’ meant to suplex your opponent an unlimited amount of times while Michael Schiavello has a border-line aneurysm over the microphone, then Kazuyuki Miyata should have been inked with Nike nearly two years ago. However, it took Esther Lin three seconds to snap that epic picture of Miyata slamming Caol Uno at Dynamite!! 2010 for Nike to realize that someone with a nickname of ‘Little Hercules’ is endemic to their brand. Besides, when a guy repeatedly slams one of Nike’s sponsored fighters into the mat while rocking pink shorts and white hair — they have no other choice but to sign him to an exclusive deal. Here’s what Miyata had to say about the new influx of yen entering his bank account.
“I’m stoked! Nike is a world renowned and widely respected sporting company. I’m very honoured Nike decided to contact me and asked me to represent the label. It’s the history and what Nike represents, not only the sporting world, but also in the overall promotion and encouragement of health and fitness lifestyles for all people.
“In regards to myself and Nike, once again, I am truly honoured to be approached by such a large well established and well respected company as Nike.
“Having Nike’s interest and support inspires me to train to my best ability, and perform in the sporting arena at the highest level of excellence.
“There’s nothing else to say now, except ‘Just Do it’ and I will!”
Georges St Pierre, Sexyama, Caol Uno and now Miyata are all under the same brand that you used to draw logos of in junior-high school. Props to Little Hercules on the signing, and hopefully we’ll be seeing ‘Air Miyatas’ in the future — it’s only right. [Source]