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 Seanbaby‘s 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-east side 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. If Kawajiri was a ninja turtle, he would immediately distance himself from Splinter. I’m not even sure what that meant, but that’s the type of vibe Kawajiri gives off whenever he steps in the cage. It’s like God specifically designed him to rock pink shorts and ground and pound people deep within earth’s core. In just a few days, UFC fans will see debut step into the cage, a guy that dedicated MMA fans have been clamoring over for years. Check out this UFC Singapore promo clip, which features a pretty nice collection of Kawajiri’s highlights.