5X Worlds Strongest Man, Mariusz Pudzianowski, set for MMA debut

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scobac
9/16/09 6:27:10AM
The man that can currently lay claim to being the strongest man on the face of the planet is set to bring some serious pain to the world of mixed martial arts in the near future.

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ianinspain
9/16/09 6:36:47AM
I ahve watched Marius over the years and he is a beast but picking stuff up is not the same when someone is punching you or trying to sub you!

Lets hope he gets some decent training in first
scobac
9/16/09 6:52:27AM

Posted by ianinspain

I ahve watched Marius over the years and he is a beast but picking stuff up is not the same when someone is punching you or trying to sub you!

Lets hope he gets some decent training in first



I agree, he does have a boxing backround, I honestly believe that for a guy as strong as pudzianowski all he would need to have some success in mma is take down defense. I think he could power out of any sub attempted by any fighter.

I may be getting carried away with this, I also have watched him compete a bit over the years, and the guy is a true freak of nature, makes brock look like a wimp.

I'll call it now, the first official (legit) death in mma to be handed out by Pudzianowski.
DCRage
9/16/09 7:27:19AM
It won't be the first, that's already happened (Sammy Vasquez).
mentalcase
9/16/09 7:56:13AM
this guy has way too much muscle to be a successful mma fighter he will gas in the first minute and get subbed be any decent HW
Giant_Ochai
9/16/09 8:59:09AM
This guy sure is getting a ton of hype for doing nothing. He'll be crushed if he gets anywhere near a c-level fighter.
RearNakedJoke
9/16/09 11:02:03AM
in the second pic he looks like a super jacked crocop!


he can always go to japan and have a successful career.
Manak
9/16/09 11:18:57AM
Pudzianowski is a freak of nature. Plus ive seen him shadow box an be able to throw a high kick bout 6'. taking a head kick from him would be death. Not to mention he is a former rugby player so his cardio shouldn't be a problem. also he has had a background in boxing, kickboxing and karate.
mikevolz
9/16/09 11:21:59AM
big dudes like that tend to be not so good off their back...
PABLOMAFIOSO
9/16/09 1:21:55PM
I think he will go on a serious run of KO victories. The power he has is crazy, blocking his punches with your arms isn't going to help much.
Although weighing 285, I can't see many legit contenders facing him. Japan will probably be the moneymaker for him.
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Hideous
9/16/09 2:28:41PM
I want to see this chap have a few victories, and come over to the UFC.
It could then almost be possible to create a super heavy weight class as there might be enough contenders.
But more then that, if Carwin does not do it ( which I think he might) this man could reshape lesnar's face nicely .
Mayhem13
9/16/09 2:35:42PM
His first 3 opponents should be:

Nortje
Sapp
Sparks

Interested to see him fight, but doubt he will have too much success. SHW pretty much only have Japan...and not much competition in that class
Manak
9/16/09 3:30:13PM

Posted by PABLOMAFIOSO

I think he will go on a serious run of KO victories. The power he has is crazy, blocking his punches with your arms isn't going to help much.
Although weighing 285, I can't see many legit contenders facing him. Japan will probably be the moneymaker for him.



But I sure he could cut the 20 lbs to make 265
PABLOMAFIOSO
9/16/09 3:39:28PM
Maybe but there is not a whole lot of fat on Mariusz so I don't know. It will be interesting to see what happens and who he fights
Mhunt1140
9/18/09 1:54:48PM
This is pretty interesting to me, Pudzianowski is huge. I have seen him in the World's Strongest man and they guy is a freak of nature. Also, unlike most of the strong men, he is actually in shape. As people have already mentioned he prectices Kyokushin karate and was a long time boxer. For some reason I don't really think that cardio will be much of a problem for this guy. If he could get into a solid gym and possible cut a little weight, the guy could be an animal.
moob
9/18/09 2:05:42PM
He has a history of roid abuse IIRC.
Aether
9/19/09 4:25:31PM
I really don't think that a guy with such a ridiculous amount of muscle mass is ever going to be able to develop appropriate cardio. Overweight is overweight whether it's muscle or fat. His lungs and heart simply can't deliver oxygen the way that it is required for this type of workout.

I'm sure he'll be able to demolish some cans with brute strength, but I doubt that he will ever be able to compete with seasoned fighters. Backpedal and jab for a few minutes and the guy will barely be able to move.
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