Mariusz Pudzianowski worlds strongest man to MMA

#1
Surprised there hasn't been a thread already on this, 5 times world's strongest man and an impressive MMA debut.

He's the main sporting subject of conversation in Poland, but could he go to the top? I'd be interested to hear peoples' opinions who are better qualified than me to debate it.

I don't think it's another 'freak show', this bloke is serious and has a boxing and martial arts background as well as being a champion street fighter and all round f@cking hard bloke.

As I said, interested to hear opinions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZI-2vk2Nw
 
#5
His training videos aren't terribly impressive tbh. But he seemed to kick like a genetifcally modified super mule during his debut bout. There is some talk that he doesn't have a huge gas tank and all those muscles mean that his oxygen intake will be enormous and thus he can't go the distance.

I'm not sure though. The strongmen competition seem pretty arduous to me.
 
#6
Howler said:
Surprised there hasn't been a thread already on this, 5 times world's strongest man and an impressive MMA debut.

He's the main sporting subject of conversation in Poland, but could he go to the top? I'd be interested to hear peoples' opinions who are better qualified than me to debate it.

I don't think it's another 'freak show', this bloke is serious and has a boxing and martial arts background as well as being a champion street fighter and all round f@cking hard bloke.

As I said, interested to hear opinions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZI-2vk2Nw
Tremendous strength and plenty of aggression. His technique did'nt look very good though. The bloke he was fighting clearly did'nt want to know after the first Thai Kick went in. How Pud will do against better opposition is another matter.

As someone else pointed out, huge muscles mean you gas faster. If Pud fights someone good enough to take him into the later rounds of a contest, he's going to have real problems.

Having said all that - I don't want to fight him! :D
 
#7
Howler said:
Surprised there hasn't been a thread already on this, 5 times world's strongest man and an impressive MMA debut.
For a drug abusing ex-convict?

I'm not.
 
#8
A low kick, even a terrible one like that, must hurt from someone with such hips and thighs.

Still, swinging for the fences.
 
#9
"The World's Strongest Man" has always been a bit more than that. Nobody wants to watch a powerlifting contest, so most of the events favour those with power as well as strength. That bloke from Northern Ireland, Glen Ross, was probably one of the strongest ever.....funny how loads of the events involved moving about, to his disadvantage. Pudzianowski is incredibly powerful and "springy" - he's not just a big lump. I would guess the oxygen consumption involved in bouts will be way less than most of the events he's good at. It'll be interesting to see what happens when opponents try to put locks and holds on somebody that strong.
 
#10
Howler said:
Surprised there hasn't been a thread already on this, 5 times world's strongest man and an impressive MMA debut.

He's the main sporting subject of conversation in Poland, but could he go to the top? I'd be interested to hear peoples' opinions who are better qualified than me to debate it.

I don't think it's another 'freak show', this bloke is serious and has a boxing and martial arts background as well as being a champion street fighter and all round f@cking hard bloke.

As I said, interested to hear opinions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOZI-2vk2Nw
LOL @ an impressive mma debut it was dog shit and he isn't the worlds strongest man.

He has ZERO mma skills he should def stick to strongman competitions.

He gave up boxing as he didnt like being punched in the face lets see how he likes getting elbows reigned in on him and since when was he a "champion street fighter"

I actually like him as a strongman but as an mma figher not a chance.
 
#12
Mauriusz Pudzianowski - Poland

What is your greatest strongman achievement?
5 times WSM winner

General stats:
Leg press max weight: Over a ton
Bench press max weight: 280 kg
Squat max: 380 kg
Dead lift max: 420 kg

If he isnt worlds strongest man, who is ?

Is this not the 'official' worlds strongest man ?
 
#13
warrior8234mkIIIA2 said:
If he isnt worlds strongest man, who is ?
Žydrūnas Savickas
 
#15
Can anybody tell me what skill was on display there? I couldnt see any, looked like a bar brawl.
 
#17
Couldn't see any skill on show there at all. Just a big mad angry bloke attacking a big slightly less mad and not very angry bloke.

Thoroughly unedifying rubbish but I suppose if you can't box you've got to get by somehow.

Edited to add: if you watch the strongman put in his first kick on the 40sec mark, as he does so he drops both his hands to virtually the level of his waist and a half decent boxer who was not intimidated by size and aggression would have switched his lights off there and then.
 
#19
Woofer829 said:
I have no repect for athletes that take steroids.
Why? If their particular event requires steroids to win then you can bet all the top three places will be on them and usually the whole field. In essence it's still a level playing field. All top 100m sprinters need to be on some type of AAS to compete at that level.
 
#20
Micawber said:
Couldn't see any skill on show there at all. Just a big mad angry bloke attacking a big slightly less mad and not very angry bloke.

Thoroughly unedifying rubbish but I suppose if you can't box you've got to get by somehow.

Edited to add: if you watch the strongman put in his first kick on the 40sec mark, as he does so he drops both his hands to virtually the level of his waist and a half decent boxer who was not intimidated by size and aggression would have switched his lights off there and then.
not to mention a knee to the sweede!!
 

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