Professional Muay Thai Fighter - Artist
Lions. For as long as he can remember Marvin Madariaga, a Filipino fighter, college graduate and pro Graphic Designer, has been obsessed with lions. The majestic animals symbolize qualities that are universally admired: loyalty, courage, kinghood. That fascination is only part of the reason the native Kahului, Hawaii, earned the nickname "The Mad Lion." The other reason is the fearlessness and ferocity that Madariaga, normally subdued and reserved, expresses between the ropes.
Excerpt from Frank Curreri's article "Marvin Madariaga: Here Come the Mad Lion"
All photography provided by Courtney Henderson