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Fighter Cut From UFC 2009 Over Hair Length

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Posted May 28, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Clay Guida

According to Fight! magazine, Ultimate Fighting Championship brawler Clay "The Carpenter" Guida does not appear in the video game UFC 2009 Undisputed because the dude's hair is just too wild. Guida, (pictured above with a small woman growing from his right bicep) refused to cut his locks, in spite of requests from game publisher THQ.

It's not that THQ is being oppressive and stifling the creativity of Guida's head; it's a simple, technical issue. Guida's wild tresses caused clipping and collision detection nightmares in the fighting game, so it wasn't possible to include him unless he cut his hair to a manageable 'do. Reportedly, THQ even offered Guida extra cash if he would cut his mane, but the fighter turned down the offer.

At first it seems a little ridiculous to refuse money for simple haircut, but Guida's image depends on his cave-man like hair, and, you have to figure t-shirt and other merchandise sales would drop if it featured images of a shorn Guida. What's more common than a UFC guy with a shaved head?

UFC 2009 Undisputed, by the way, is a solid fighting game. Check out X-Play's review below:

UFC 2009 Undisputed Review »


...And read our in-depth hands-on here.

What would it take to get you to get a completely ridiculous haircut? Personally, I'd cut my hair any way you wanted in exchange for a free grilled cheese sandwich. After all, the stuff grows back, right?

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