ONE FC Welterweight Champ Nobutatsu Suzuki studies up on challenger Ben Askren

ONE FC WW Champ Nobutatsu Suzuki, courtesy Kataoka Masato
ONE FC WW Champ Nobutatsu Suzuki, courtesy Kataoka Masato

On August 29, 2014 ONE FC heads to Dubai, UAE for an event hosting multiple Championship fights. One of those belts on the line will be Nobutatsu Suzuki defensing his Welterweight strap against the Olympic wrestler Ben Askren.

Suzuki is nothing if not a jokester, and the consummate underdog keeps his fans entertained with self-deprecating pictures. He’s let host-bar – er – hosts don his Championship belt, kicked the behind of a marrying friend for good luck, and generally played the buffoon for anyone who wants to take a selfie with him.

Now Suzuki is ramping things up with his latest jest aimed at pending opponent Askren, a la Arnaud Lepont versus Aoki style. Will the funky one frown or clown?