Yoshihiro Akiyama may have lost four fights in a row before his fight last weekend, but he looked sexy doing it. Way back in February 2012, he experimented with his first fight at welterweight, and lost a decision to Jake Shields. Over two years later, he won a lopsided decision victory over Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight: Hunt vs. Nelson.
“My fighting skills and style fit the welterweight division well,” he said in an interview with Megan Olivi.
Of course, whenever a fighter drops weight classes, cardio becomes a question. But more importantly, a fighter has to worry about retaining a high level of sexiness. Yoshihiro nailed it.
“I changed my diet and I changed my training routine. Now there’s more sexiness coming out of me,” he said with a very serious look on his face. It’s probably only a matter of time before Akiyama insta-submits someone via Blue Steel.
Thanks to the_culturedape on Reddit for the screen capture.