It was little more than a year ago when the world of MMA was rocked by the tragic news that one of its most prominent figures had fallen.
Charles Lewis Jr., or "Mask" as many knew him, was taken from this world in a tragic auto accident.
Needless to say when such an important figure is lost it brings an entire community to its knees.
Mask and the rest of the Tapout Crew, Punkass and Skyscrape, helped pioneer the branding of MMA across an entire generation of fans. Their contributions to MMA have been priceless.
At times in life, tragedy gives way to triumph. Many times a Phoenix has risen from the ashes of heartache, loss, and pain. Now is one of those times.
Even though the legend of Mask has come to a close, his ability to influence, inspire, and give back still burns brightly.
It is in his memory that AKA Custom Cycles brought together the resources and expertise to customize and transform a pristine 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa.