Interview with world’s strongest man Mariusz Pudzianowski – makes MMA debut on Dec. 11

Mariusz Pudzianowski, the world's strongest man, prepares for his MMA debut.

World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski’s long-awaited MMA debut is just a week away. Until today the popular Pudzian has been secretive about his training regimen and preparations for the fight against pro boxer Marcin Najman. Today at 10 o’clock in Martial Arts Pavilion at Warsaw’s Physical Education Academy, the Strongman had one of his last trainings which was opened for the press. I took the opportunity to talk to Mariusz, here’s my interview:

Hi Mariusz. Your MMA debut is only a week away, so I need to ask about your training camp. Are you satisfied with your preparations?

– I can safely say that I have trained really hard for these last nine weeks. Three, four trainings a day, six days a week. At the beginning I also had some strength workouts, but then I left it out. You saw my training, you should say how I’m doing.

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Mamed Khalidov vs. Jorge Santiago – Nov. 7 in Sengoku

Jorge Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov on Nov. 7 at Sengoku 11 in Tokyo, Japan.
Jorge Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov on Nov. 7 at Sengoku 11 in Tokyo, Japan.

PROMMA.INFO received the following press release from KSW spokesperson Artur Przybysz on Wednesday, announcing the confirmed fight between Mamed Khalidov and Jorge Santiago for Sengoku 11 on Nov. 7. If you are not familiar with Khalidov or KSW, then read my KSW International MMA Spotlight article.

Artur Przybysz:

If anybody thinks that MMA manager job in this country (Poland) is easy, he is just wrong. Contracting a bout abroad for a Polish fighter is always a great success. Even when everything is signed, there are a lot factors which the ultimate success depends on. We’ve read a lot of harsh words about our work last weeks.

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