Warriors Path: Interesting way of Mariusz Pudzianowski to MMA
In December this year it will be exactly six years after the debut of Mariusz Pudzianowski in MMA. This debut changed not only the Polish MMA, but also the "Pudzian".
In 2009 Mariusz Pudzianowski appeared in the KSW ring, as the strongest man in the world and multiple champion of Strongest Men. After demolish, in less than a minute, Marcin Najman, Mariusz came out of the ring as the "Dominator", which he was for many years known in the Strong Men World. His first victory in MMA , gives him self-confidence, so he also decided to become a champion in mixed martial arts. After the debut, there were some questions about the possibility of confronting Pudzianowski with the best fighters in MMA, and the answers we got soon.
The first one came five months later, when Mariusz clashed with Yusuke Kawaguchim. The duel took whole two rounds and highlighted the limitations dormant in mighty body of the former strongman. MMA strictly verified physical and technical capabilities of "Pudzian". The answer came, two weeks later the US. There Mariusz fought with former UFC champion and suffered a crushing defeat. Being a full-fledged strongman and MMA fighter turned out to be irreconcilable. Pudzianowski faced the need to accept the fact that to be strongest man over the world, means not be the best MMA fighter. “The Dominator” gave up his strongmen career. Mariusz showed heart, toughness, determination taking up this challenge and step by step, he started from the bottom, laboriously build its new sports career. The next three years proved to be difficult to work on changing attitudes to training, weight loss and technique. At this time, "Pudzian" defeated Eric Esch, Bob Sapp and Christos Piliafasa, but lost to James Thompson and Sean McCorkle, In September 2013, at the KSW 24, however, there has been a breakthrough. Mariusz stood up to the second leg clash with Sean McCorkle and not only won them in style, but showed that over the ten-minute he can keep his performance and condition.