The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S WSM+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: CEDRIC MCMILLAN, MR. OLYMPIA PHIL HEATH, RONNIE COLEMAN, DORIAN YATES, JAY CUTLER, DEXTER JACKSON, DENNIS WOLF, FRANCIS BENFATTO, FLEX LEWIS, RONNY ROCKEL, BEN PAKULSKI, MARIUS DOHNE, FOUAD ABIAD, BRANCH WARREN, STRONGMAN KRZYSZTOF RADZIKOWSKI AT FIBO EXPO WITH NO IFBB PRO BODYBUILDING SHOWThe Item:
Career Updates, Special Appearances, IFBB Pro Legends Update, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WSM Pro Athletes RoundupThe Scoop:
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes and athletes from other sports had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes a bunch competitors in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness -- some who should have been competing over the weekend and some who have long since retired from competing.The "So What?":
Over the weekend, attendees of the FIBO Power Expo in Cologne, Germany, were treated to the usual extravaganza of product sampling, equipment demos, and autograph signings. However, bodybuilding fans were disappointed by the cancellation of the IFBB FIBO Power Pro Bodybuilding Championships. Frontrunners like U.S. Army Sergeant and IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan and Canadian IFBB Pro Fouad Abiad had been training in preparation for the competition. Unfortunately, they didn't get a chance to accrue points in what would have been an IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest, but they made appearances at the expo.
Other athletes who attended the FIBO Expo: reigning 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Phil Heath; 8-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Ronnie Coleman; 4-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler; 6-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Dorian Yates; 4-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Flex Wheeler; 2-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Kevin Levrone; 2-time Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Branch Warren; 2014 Arnold Classic and Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Dennis Wolf; 2012 Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Shawn Rhoden; 2007 Arnold Classic and 2011 Arnold Classic Europe Champion IFBB Pro Victor Martinez; 2013 Arnold Classic Brasil Champion IFBB Pro Brandon Curry; 1989 Arnold Classic Champion IFBB Pro Rich Gaspari; 3-time Olympia 212 Showdown Champion and 2014 Arnold Classic 212 Champion IFBB Pro Flex Lewis; 2015 Arnold Classic Men's Physique Champion IFBB Pro Sadik Hadzovic; IFBB Pro Johnnie Jackson; IFBB Pro Francis Benfatto, IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski, IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel, IFBB Pro Chris Cormier, IFBB Pro Manuel Romero, IFBB Pro Max Charles, IFBB Pro Alexander Fedorov, IFBB Pro Dennis James, IFBB Pro Candice Lewis, IFBB Pro Ed Nunn, IFBB Pro Anthoneil Champagnie, IFBB Pro Marius Dohne, and WSM World's Strongest Man Competitor Strongman Krzysztof Radzikowski.Andrew Oye's Verdict:
This is the second consecutive year that the FIBO Power Pro Bodybuilding Championships were cancelled. IFBB Pro Dexter, who was also at this year's expo, won the inaugural FIBO Pro Championships in 2011, adding that title to his slew of others including: 2008 Mr. Olympia, 2012 Masters Olympia Champion, as well as his recent record-setting fifth win at the IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships and victory at the Arnold Sports Festival's inaugural Arnold Classic Australia. Powerlifter Johnnie Jackson won the FIBO Pro in 2012. Winner of the last FIBO Championships in 2013 and praised for his aesthetics, Cedric McMillan is currently "on the bubble" points-wise in qualifying to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend in September; so, he could have used the forecasted victory as a chance to defend the title and get closer to securing a sport at the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding."
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