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Old 09-16-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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WSM in MMA?

http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2009/09/...for-mma-debut/ w/f/s

Thought this was a little interesting. I think its kind of weird that everyone keeps making a big deal out of his green belt in kyokuskin karate. If he's been training for 20+ yrs in karate, which is what the article implies, it seems pretty reasonable to expect him to be a black belt. Seems like his martial arts credentials are pretty thin.

Probably more important is that he's walking around at 300+lbs right now with little bodyfat and the other guy is about 70lbs less than that. The size and strength difference is immense.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: WSM in MMA?

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Thought this was a little interesting. I think its kind of weird that everyone keeps making a big deal out of his green belt in kyokuskin karate. If he's been training for 20+ yrs in karate, which is what the article implies, it seems pretty reasonable to expect him to be a black belt. Seems like his martial arts credentials are pretty thin.
Very thin. Fourth kyu is a sufficiently low rank that people who study martial arts will laugh at you if you brag about it. (Although probably not to your face if you're the World's Strongest Man. )

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Old 09-17-2009, 03:04 PM   #3
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Re: WSM in MMA?

They should have put him in DREAM'S super hulk tournament. And yes, a green belt is nothing to brag about. Hopefully Mariusz can sprawl, otherwise it's going to look like UFC 1 in there.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:23 AM   #4
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Re: WSM in MMA?

I saw the preliminary weigh-in that they used to hype the bout and Pudz weighed in at a little over 300lbs and his abs were visible through his t-shirt.
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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Re: WSM in MMA?

http://www.mmafight.com/2009/09/worl...najman-dec-11/ w/f/s

Shows the two side by side.
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Old 05-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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Decided to resurrect this thread. Looks like Pudz is at it again:
http://mmaweekly.com/james-thompson-...-strongest-man
wfs (if your work doens't mind MMA stuff)

Just looked Pudz up on Sherdog and didn't realize he beat Butterbean who beat Thompson in 2007
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