Mariusz Pudzianowski's MMA Debut To Come In December!
- 08-08-2009, 08:21 PM
Mariusz Pudzianowski's MMA Debut To Come In December!
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Mariusz Pudzianowski 5-times World's Strongest Man to make MMA debut in December!
Written by KSW
Thursday, 06 August 2009
According to mmarocks.pl Mariusz Pudzianowski 5-times World's Strongest Man signed a contract with Polish premier MMA organization KSW to make his MMA debut in December.
A 32-year-old from Biala Rawska has some martial arts background. Mariusz has been training Karate Kyokushin since 11, he also took up some boxing. He has already started training in Warsaw under Polish MMA pioneer Miroslaw Okninski.
His debut fight will be probably televised by one of the Polish major networks Polsat. Opponent has not yet been named, however KSW signed Polish heavyweight boxer Marcin Najman publicly challenged Mariusz.
KSW (Martial Arts Confrontation) is one of the biggest organizations in Europe. They run two or three shows a year and they have pretty good tv deal with Polsat and Polsat Sport. So far Mamed Khalidov has been their brightest star, however MMA is not really big here, so he is not so popular.
Pudzianowski debut should garner huge media attention in Poland. Mariusz is not only a great athlete, but also a celebrity. He nearly won "Dancing with the Stars" and has appeared in multiple Polish movies and tv shows.RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
- 08-09-2009, 02:22 AM
great news, but isnt he gonna gas rather quick?? we all know carrying so much muscle and having great cardio at the same time is impossible. this dude is incredibly strong though i cant imagine his grip if you were to start grappling... hes gonna do some damage
- 08-09-2009, 12:22 PM
Gassed or not, I would scream like a little girl if stuck in the ring with Marius.
He's my pick to be a replacement for Arnold for Conan movies.
08-09-2009, 12:34 PM
I watched him run through events at WSM and there is no denying he has explosive strength. Can't wait to see how this translates in the ring. I would imagine if / when he gets an opponent in a clinch they are gonna get tossed like a ragdoll.
I wonder if he has been brushing up on the ground game.
08-10-2009, 02:12 AM
08-10-2009, 02:14 AM
if he build a decent game, see alot of ppl in US dont know this. but alot i mean alot of eastern european men take fightin classes during their youth, who knows M.P. might be a pretty good fighter. for example there is a GOOD MMA gym in my place ( one of our guys is on the new ultimate fighter comming up in a month) and my EX father used to wrestle sambo back in HS and college and stopped for like 15years. joined the gym and whupped everyones ass.....
08-10-2009, 02:28 AM
08-10-2009, 02:33 AM
i belive i read somehwere M.P did do some kind of fighting before SMan he is just pure power that dude!
08-10-2009, 02:37 AM
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08-10-2009, 02:40 AM
08-10-2009, 09:49 AM
08-10-2009, 09:50 AM
08-10-2009, 09:58 AM
You have to remember that Strongman events are not only strength-based, but often involve high, high, high levels of muscular endurance. MMArtists GPP train by carrying the weight of their opponent around for twenty-five minutes - MP GPP trains by carrying the weight of ten of his opponents around for twenty-five minutes. Speaking strictly from an athletic standpoint, his anaerobic conditioning is perfectly suited for MMA. As for his fighting abilities, I am not going to get too excited until I see something.
08-10-2009, 10:40 AM
Yea that is so true, those guys do all the events in one day so they need to have great indurance. I imagine he is gonna have to cut weight? Unless he fights in the SuperHulk LOL he will have to make a 265 limit somewhere.
08-11-2009, 12:06 AM
tramp i ment as in strenght wise he wil tramp on lesner. IMO i think it would be a great match, wouldnt it be funny if M.P. beat lesner and became the new champ
08-11-2009, 01:06 AM
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08-11-2009, 01:14 AM
ya but one thing....... M.P. is more massive weight wise then lesner which would give him a more "stability" advantage, but i do admit lesner is a all around champ - he has speed check, he has ground check, he has striking check, he has mass check. there is a reason he is on top ppl just hate to admit it. but lesner is a GREAT fighter
08-11-2009, 02:36 AM
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08-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Guys I hate to sound like a hater, I just cant give him any credit yet. Miguel Torres still gets paid under 50k a fight, in comparison to Lesnar's 3 million. Other guys in the HW division have spent years beating each others faces to sh!t and he gets a title shot after a couple fights. If Frank Mir chose to go into WWE and juice up to 290 lbs + wrestling background then he would be pretty hard to stop as well. I just cant call a guy with 5 fights GREAT or Champion. I am also afraid that guys like him will create a new generation of fighters that will build careers just by being huge and strong. I mean what's next? A 320 lb lumberjack from Finland that wears size 23 shoes and can eat your whole family? Im just a fan and a follower of martial arts and I would hate to see brute strength and size take over skill and technique. Im not even gonna start about his post fight antics.
Just my 2 cents, obviously most people here will disagree, but thats why it is a forum.. so we can discuss things. If you are a Lesnar fan dont take this to heart
08-11-2009, 10:18 AM
Hell look at many of the champions over the past decade:
All of them have wrestling bases and there are even more that can be included if you include gi-based BJJ.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
08-11-2009, 10:23 AM
Throw in GSP whose base was not originally wrestling, but whom has crafted the best Wrestling in the game. Hendo as well!
08-11-2009, 10:26 AM
08-11-2009, 10:34 AM
Oh without a doubt wrestling and gi/no-gi are the best bases for MMA, you are exactly right. All I was saying is I want to see him fight more opponents before people start worshiping him. I personally cant stand watching him get a takedown and then rabbit punch to get the ref to stop it. He doesnt try to advance position or throw quality shots, just tries to bully people and make it look like a comlete beatdown. As big as he is, he hasnt put anyone away yet. Mir wasnt KO'd in my opinion and could have maybe survived the smothering. Herring gave Brock his back the whole fight and Brock wouldnt even try to choke him/put hooks in/anything, he would rather "ride the pony" and try to humiliate the opponent after the bell.
By the way 5 or so years ago (2003) Brock was the winner of Royal Rumble his first fight was at K1 in 2007. <3
08-11-2009, 10:43 AM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
08-11-2009, 11:47 AM
I think your giving his first fight/loss too much credit. Amateur fighters with extensive backgrounds & experience in a competitive cage get UFC debut jitters, let alone someone's first MMA fight, ever. Also, you'd be crazy to discount that B.S. stoppage the ref pulled on Lesnar. You could easily argue Mir could have been on his way out prior to getting his ass saved by the ref. Lesnar/Mir II was outrageously one-sided.
Riding the horse and rabbit punching. Doesn't 95% of the fighters try to end a fight with rabbit punches once the opponent is downed and rocked? or simply trapped in a position to be rabbit punched?
Brock's fighting style looks like every other wrestler's style/game plan. I'm not trying to win you over, you can like/dislike anyone obviously, but the things you write off about Brock don't make sense. You seem to hold it against him that he doesn't fight like an Anderson Silva on his feet or a Nick Diaz on the ground. He's a wrestler.
You haven't seen riding the horse until you've watched Ken Shamrock/Joyce Gracie's first fight. I think it was 20min straight of Shamrock laying on top of Joyce. Considering Brock jumped into the MMA game this far evolved, he's actually relatively active on the ground.
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08-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Power compensates for skill. This guy has a pisston of power. Pretty much the definition of ideal build (for me, not necessarily MMA).
08-11-2009, 02:12 PM
08-11-2009, 02:33 PM
while i admit brock is on top right now, the strength of marius leads me to think he can get out of a hold very easily. besides, anyone that can gorilla press the champ is a scary mofo....
YouTube - Mariusz Pudzianowski Shoulder Training
08-11-2009, 08:58 PM
Whoever said Pudz once practiced martial arts is correct. I can't recall what kind though. I believe he has some background in boxing too! Anybody who has watched his compete in the strong man competitions have probably noticed that he's pretty nimble for a guy his size too...hell, I read somewhere that he was on the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars and came in second, lol!
RcB Since 09-06-2011 20:55 EST, Post 49
08-11-2009, 09:37 PM
08-11-2009, 10:25 PM
yup it was me, i knew it i read his biography somewhere...... he will be deadly if he burshes up on his kyokushin very good form of karate indeed. man i xcited to see him fight though it might be months before we see anything
08-11-2009, 10:34 PM
08-12-2009, 12:17 AM
08-12-2009, 12:58 PM
Here's why I don't see Marius doing much besides freakshow fights:
1. Too old with too much wear-and-tear on the body - Strongman's brutal and he's had plenty of injuries. He's going to have trouble staying healthy while training hard. Also, he's early thirties and doesn't have a base like Lesnar. I know he's a BJJ purple belt and has boxed, but absorption rate and instinctual reactions are not the same as you get older.
2. He's too short for his weight. If boxing is his strength, he doesn't have the reach for it at HW or SHW at only 5'11". His best bet is to be a Jeff Monson type, but he doesn't have the base for it.
3. Testing? If not, 310 is way too heavy for him to fight at and have the necessary cardio and agility. MMA agility is much more demanding than strongman agility.
I think it's awesome that he's doing it, but don't expect much. Marius is one of the greatest strongmen ever (maybe the best, but he never did as well in heavier contests like IFSA events) so he might as well try a new sport.
08-12-2009, 01:21 PM
I didn't want to say anything because I've been putting in too much over-time with Tarzan swings off Brock's nuts lately, so without Mullet'ing on, I'll just say I tend to agree with your assessment.
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08-29-2009, 08:54 PM
Anyone seen video of him hitting the punching bag or doing karate? I remember seeing him doing some karate demo before.
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