As promised, Yoshiro Akiyama has already completed his transformation to 170 pounds, and besides looking a little gaunt in the face, it’s safe to say that he has taken this “Sexyama” thing to a whole ‘notha level. I mean, first the music video and now this? You are making it increasingly difficult for the rest of the male population to get laid, Mr. Akiyama.
Still sexy, but in hindsight it does appear that he was carrying a couple extra lbs around. Hopefully the drop to 170 will turn Akiyama’s career around, or at least help improve his cardio, which has been a huge factor in his losses to Michael Bisping and Chris Leben.
There are few arguing that the cut was necessary; the Japanese born fighter hasn’t tasted victory in the octagon since his controversial split decision victory over Belcher back at UFC 100 and was most recently knocked out by Vitor Belfort in their middleweight scrap at UFC 133. One more loss and you have to imagine that would be it for Akiyama’s UFC career, but then again, stranger things have happened.
No word yet on whether or not Akiyama plans on using his new set of abs as a distraction method in his next fight, because those things are making even this post tough to write. Someone’s clearly been stocking up on the Ab Ripper X tapes.