What you notice first about Josh Tonna is the cut over his swelling left eyebrow.
Then there is the nick under his right eye and the slowly emerging battle scars.
At first glance, you may think he has fallen short in pursuit of victory at One Championship's 'Masters of Destiny' event in Kuala Lumpur on Friday night.
But then, you would be wrong. Tonna indeed had his hand raised in a unanimous decision victory after three rounds of a flyweight kickboxing bout over Yoshihisa Morimoto.
Trust the 31-year-old when he tells you he has looked much worse after a scrap - the cuts and bruises are par for the course when he boast a relentless style like Tonna's in a sport that uses limbs for weapons.
It is a style that sends fans of Asia's biggest combat sports promotion into a frenzy, one that has seen Tonna improve his record to 33-17 after rallying from behind following the first round.
Tonna was greeted by a sea of flashing cameras when he arrived at the Axiata Arena, but his return to Canberra will bring little fanfare.
Instead he will return to the Stockade Training Centre in Fyshwick to begin plotting his next move, with the prospect of putting together the next show on his own promotion, Kaos Muay Thai, not far from his mind.
No matter what comes next, there is likely to be fireworks.