Eye Candy: Love TKO

MMA fighter Joe Merritt (AKA Joey Slash) has a hold on our hearts. He models, he acts and he cooks too! Are you in love yet? Say hello to this week's hunky heartthrob!

Charli Penn Apr, 28, 2014

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"I am single," says MMA Fighter Joe Merritt, better known as Joey Slash. "I'm focused on reaching my professional and I hope my personal and spiritual development has prepared me for that special lady whenever she reveals herself."  

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Professional MMA fighter Merritt has a pro-record of four wins and zero losses. Put simpy, he's a boss in the arena.

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Merritt isn't just a professional fighter. He also moonlights as an actor and model. (He took acting lessons from actress Paula Jai Parker.)

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Merritt is originally from Oakdale, Louisiana but her currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California. "It's a beautiful city with a small town feel to it," he shares. "That small town feel reminds me of being back home in Louisiana."

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"A woman’s sexiest quality is her loyalty," Merritt confesses. "A close second is her personality.  Easy-going and down-to-earth women are majorly sexy. Third, a reliable woman is a sexy woman."

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"I enjoy cooking, traveling, reading and meditating," Merritt shares. "Whenever I find the time to watch television, I enjoy watching Bruce Lee, Floyd Mayweather, Mike Tyson and the film Shaka Zulu. I also enjoy watching Japanese anime because of the detail and the depth of the story lines."

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"I am single," says Merritt. "And, I am focused on reaching my professional goals. However, I hope my personal and spiritual development has prepared me for that special lady whenever she reveals herself."  

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Hellooooooo, gorgeous. Seriously, what's not to love about this hot shot? Hold on, we feel a little faint. Is there a doctor in the house? Wow!

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Merritt fesses up to hitting the gym daily. His workouts are important to him and we can see why.

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Can someone Insert us on this beach right next to the lovely Merritt, please! Seriously, pretty please? We'll do anything!

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"I’m impressed by a woman who understands the value of being a true friend," Merritt admits. Aww, we love that!

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"I’m excited by a woman who’s confident, independent, at peace with herself and who knows what and whom she wants out of life," Merritt shares. "I also get a little turned on when a woman is blunt with me."

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"If I’m thought of as a perfect catch, it’s because I’m a gentleman who respects everybody," says Merritt when we asked what makes him dream guy material. "I am also very hard-working. I love spontaneity and adventure, so I work hard to keep the romance fire well-lit."

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Our favorite confession of Merritt's? "I like to two step and cook while listening to Al Green!" What time is dinner?

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"I’m a grandma’s boy!" Merritt admits. "She taught me how to cook. My guilty pleasure dishes are fried chicken, jambalaya and BBQ. I usually cook my meals for the week on Sundays. My favorite healthy dish is lentil bean soup with red snapper or cod fish."

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Did you enjoy getting to know Merritt today? Say hello below! For more sexy photos and to keep up with this cutie, follow him on Instagram or Facebook.