LOOK: This Team Lakay fighter is also an excellent artist
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2018 07:26 PM
MMA fighter Harold Banario flexes his muscle on a different form of art. (Photo courtesy of @hbanario on Instagram)
Baguio-based mixed martial arts stable Team Lakay is best known for producing some of the best MMA fighters in the Philippines, including the likes of former ONE Championship titleholders Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, and reigning interim titleholder Geje Eustaquio to name a few.
It appears however, that one of their fighters has also been flexing his muscle in a different field of art as well.
Meet 24-year old Harold "The Vitruvian Man" Banario.
The younger brother of former ONE Championship Featherweight World Champion Honorio, Harold is 4-1 in MMA, and has had stints with Guam-based promotion PXC.
Also, he's a very talented artist.
Having last fought back in 2015, it looks like the La Trinidad native has shifted his focus to painting.
Some of his works have depicted the likes of former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach...
...a couple of recreations of the dance scene from Beauty and the Beast, featuring Emma Watson...
My two version of Beauty and the Beast (artist😂)- oil on canvases. Done. #painting #draw#sketch #art #artistsoninstagram #artist #painter #charcoal #artlover #blackandwhite #loveart #fashion #design #contemporaryart #pencildrawing #fighter #mma #life #lifestyle #style #motivation #artwork #beautyandthebeast #emmawatson #paint #fitness #passion
...as well as what appears to be an Igorot warrior sitting on the Iron Throne. (You have to admit this is pretty badass.)
His most recent works include amazing paintings of his teammates, including reigning ONE Interim Flyweight Champion Geje Eustaquio...
...and of course, his Manong Honorio.
Truly amazing work from a multi-talented fighter-slash-artist!