I just finished submitting my proposal to the International MMA nickname committee to officially change Tatsuya ‘Crusher’ Kawajiri to simply…Killer Kawajiri. The International MMA nickname committee, formally known as The Megaman Robotic Villian naming committee, gave us late 80s/early 90s classics like ‘Cut-Man’, ‘Bubble-Man’, ‘Quick-Man’ and of course the world-renowned ‘Guts Man’. After getting smacked in the face by every elementary school fan for their lack of originality, the committee decided to transition into the world of MMA. Members of the newly formed International MMA nickname committee knew they had to break into the scene with a bang. One night, a member of the committee broke into Burt Reynolds’ upper-eastside loft and stole the actor’s prized mustache. The next day, after hours of surgery, scientists managed to cybernetically implant the mustache on a new fighter soaring through the ranks of MMA. That day, in August 15th 1995 we all witnessed the birth of ‘The Predator’ Don Frye.
Kawajiri rocks his mutated cauliflower ear like it’s a Christmas ornament. Dude wants the lightweight belt and after this morning it looks like he can snatch it with ease…and rock pink shorts just to make Javier Vasquez jealous. Congrats to Kawajiri on the win and hopefully that nickname changing proposal will go through.