MARIUSZ Pudzianowski is widely considered the greatest strongman of all time.
But after “achieving all he could” as a strongman, the athlete decided to take on a new challenge and stepped into the world of mixed martial arts.
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Who is strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski?
Mariusz Zbigniew Pudzianowski was born on February 1977, in Poland.
He began strength training at the age of 13 under his dad’s supervision.
But in his teens, Pudzianowski also took up karate and boxing, and played rugby.
He eventually decided to pursue a career in powerlifting and ended up finishing fourth in his World’s Strongest Man debut in 2000.
How many times has Mariusz Pudzianowski been the World’s strongest man?
During his career as a strongman, Pudzianowski won five World’s Strongest Man titles – the most in history.
He previously admitted that he doesn’t stick to any type of diet whilst preparing for his MMA fights and often will indulge in chocolate and ice cream.
“I don’t have any particular kind of diet,” Pudzianowski said during an appearance on The MMA Hour.
“I just eat everything. I can eat 30 bars of chocolate and two cartons of milk. I can eat five pounds of ice cream in bed.
“I eat whenever I want, whatever I want and I always have these incredible muscles on my body.”
He continued: “I have never had any kind of diet. You have to train a lot too but I eat mostly Polish cuisine but you have to train every day systematically for many years to look like this.
“Six days a week slowly step-by-step. In the morning a one hour warm-up.
“After jog do one and a half-hours of systematic training.”
What other competitions has Mariusz Pudzianowski won?
Pudzianowski also won six Europe’s Strongest Man titles and seven Poland’s Strongest Man crowns.
After achieving many trophies and titles as a strongman, he left powerlifting to become a professional mixed martial arts fighter.