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ANDREW OYE'S WSM+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: STRONGMAN + MMA FIGHTER MARIUSZ PUDZIANOWSKI, MR. OLYMPIA DEXTER JACKSON, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CLASSIC BODYBUILDING CHAMPION BRANDON CURRY, IFBB PROS CEDRIC MCMILLAN, BEN PAKULSKI, GUY CISTERNINO, ERIK RAMIREZ
The Headline: ANDREW OYE'S WSM+IFBB PRO ATHLETES ROUNDUP: STRONGMAN + MMA FIGHTER MARIUSZ PUDZIANOWSKI, MR. OLYMPIA DEXTER JACKSON, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CLASSIC BODYBUILDING CHAMPION BRANDON CURRY, IFBB PRO CEDRIC MCMILLAN, IFBB PRO BEN PAKULSKI, IFBB PRO GUY CISTERNINO, IFBB PRO ERIK RAMIREZ, IFBB PRO FRED SMALLS, IFBB PRO CHARLES DIXON

The Item: Career Updates, Special Appearances, Andrew Oye's IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup, WSM Pro Athletes Roundup, KSW Pro Athletes Roundup, Contest Preparation, Strength Sports, Combat Sports

The Scoop: Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes and pros from other sports leagues 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 renowned pro strongman now fighting in the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki Federation; a renowned pro bodybuilder who promotes National Physique Committee contests for amateurs; and a rookie pro in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness.

The "So What?": Over the weekend, Mariusz Pudzianowski continued to straddle the worlds of strength sports and combat sports. Representing "Team Pudzian," he served as a head judge/referee for a crew of about a half dozen strongmen/powerlifters who competed at the Puchar Polski Strongman w Wejherowie (Polish Strongman Cup in Wejherowo, Poland). The legendary strongman turned fighter also took time pose for photos and sign autographs for fans.

In the world of physique sports, IFBB Pro Brandon Curry, winner of the inaugural Arnold Classic Brasil in 2013 (IFBB Pro Mamdouh Elssbiay, a.k.a. "Big Ramy," won this year), U.S. Army Sergeant/IFBB Pro Cedric McMillan, IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski, and strongman/bodybuilder Kathi Bela ‏made guest appearances at the 4th Annual Muscle Beach Summer Event at Siófok Beach Club in Hungary, where pros hosted outdoor. Held at Lake Balaton (one of Europe's largest lakes), the event featured outdoor gym workouts, training seminars, demos, and competitions, including: strongman, powerlifting, CrossFit, MAS wrestling (Bothúzó), fitness and physique contests.

Still training to make his debut in an IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series contest and possibly qualify to compete at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (a.k.a. the "Super Bowl of bodybuilding"), rookie IFBB Pro Erik Ramirez guest-posed at NPC Tri-State Championships in Medford, New Jersey, where IFBB Pro Jason Arntz was also spotted. Ramirez earned his IFBB Pro card by winning last year's IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championships (where he was congratulated backstage by World Wrestling Entertainment WWE Superstar Pro Wrestler and TV/movie actor "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson).

Recent winner of St. Louis Pro Bodybuilding Championships, IFBB Pro Charles Dixon was the guest-poser at the NPC Knox Classic Bodybuilding Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. Recent winner of the Dallas Pro Bodybuilding Championships, IFBB Pro Fred Smalls was the guest-poser at the NPC Arkansas State Bodybuilding Championships in Little Rock. (Past guest-posers at this event include IFBB Pro Hidetada Yamagishi last year and "Quadrasaurus" IFBB Pro Branch Warren the year prior.)

IFBB Pro Dexter Jackson hosted the NPC Dexter Jackson Classic Bodybuilding Championships at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where the event's namesake -- 2008 Mr. Olympia and record 5-time winner of the Arnold Sports Festival's IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships -- was the headlining guest poser. Recent New York Pro winner, IFBB Pro Guy Cisternino guest-posed at the NPC Xcalibur Cup Bodybuilding Championships in Westchester, Pennsylvania (an event was won last year by rookie IFBB Pro Jason "Jay" Amato, who earned his IFBB Pro card at the NPC Team Universe Championships last month).

Andrew Oye's Verdict: Mariusz Pudzianowski remains one of Poland's biggest stars. As I reported, the 38-year-old, multi-sport athlete won his KSW MMA fight in May versus Rolles Gracie, Jr., with a KO knockout punch. Profiled in the MUSCLE INK Magazine features "Game Changers" and "Power Puncher: Strongman + MMA Fighter Hybrid," Pudzianowski has already cemented his legacy in the strength arena (record 5-time WSM World's Strongest Man, 6-time Europe's Strongest Man, 6-time Poland's Strongest Man, and winner of 16 Strongman Super Series contests between 2003 and 2007). Now the Polish powerhouse aims to leave a powerful mark in the fighting area, preparing for his next mixed martial arts match – KSW 32 "Road to Wembley" in London, England, on Halloween night (October 31).

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