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Heads Up: World’s Strongest Man Makes MMA Debut This Friday

(Hey, at least he’s better than Jose Canseco.)

Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski will test his power against something other than inanimate objects this Friday night, as he takes on pro boxer Marcin "El Testosteron" Najman at KSW 12 in Warsaw, Poland.  It will be the MMA debut for both men, but neither is a novice to the fight game in general.  Pudzianowski has done a little karate and some amateur boxing (though you’d never know it from the above training video) and Najman is 13-4 as a boxer.  But if he thinks Pudzianowski is just going to stand there like an immobile mass of muscle and bronzer, he better think again.  As M-Pud told Fight Magazine:

“If Najman wants to exchange punches with me I wish him luck. I won’t be as slow as an ox and I won’t let him beat me up. My mother didn’t raise me to be a bum. These hands can hurt; believe me.”

You know what really intimidates and confuses opponents?  Telling them all the things you’re not going to do.  Also, whose mother raises them to be a bum?  That’s just terrible parenting.  After the jump, now that you’ve seen Pudzianowski lumbering around the ring with boxing gloves on, check out what this Najman character can do with his fists.  The strongman might be in trouble here…

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Dr.- December 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Come on CP. All I saw in Najman's video was sloppy brawling punches. Yeah, a little better than Pudz's training sessions but not by much. I think one of the knockdowns/sitdown was even by a low blow. Quite the highlight indeed.

Pudz needs to close the distance and smother/suffocate him with his strength. He may eat a few punches but boxers aren't known for their wrestling/clinch-game and take-down defense.
OpShut- December 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

the best one was when he finally lost (to an American), and MP is standing on the podium proudly holding up the Polish Flag.....upside down...classic, and I'm Polish too so I can laugh at such things....
R3AP3RMMA- December 10, 2009 at 6:35 am
Some of you guys must have never heard of editing before just cause in the video all you see is him jumping rope and hitting the pads isn't necessarily exactly what he did or in which order he did that. We are talking about a man who can carry 2 full size refridgerators and move as fast as a car going 15-20 mph. You got to realize he is not cutting any weight for this he is weighing in at 315lbs tell me if any of you guys could move like that weighing in at your weight, if he sticks to it Marius will be a force not to be messed with unfortunatly he will never fight in the US because he is too big, he would have to cut more than Brock Lesnar does just to meet heavy weight weigh-ins. He will most likely fight in Japan. So if you haven't already check out some of his strong man competions and tell me he can't move.
fifthandlast- December 10, 2009 at 4:25 am
If I remember correctly Pudzianowski stopped boxing because he didn't like getting punched. Not sure how he'll cope with MMA then.
Durden- December 10, 2009 at 4:04 am
Mariusz "The Muscle Whale" Pudzianowski
hammersquash- December 10, 2009 at 2:36 am
two fighters that are not relevant. Lets move on please....
Sully- December 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm
Damn he's fucking yoked, but you can see his punches from a mile away. Maybe he'll win if he drops a 100 pound sphere on the guy.
rockhuddy- December 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Pudzianowski is a fucking tank, I loved watching him compete in WSM. He's probably a better athlete than Lesnar, with a decent skill set he could do some damage in smaller shows.
Jesus Frijoles- December 9, 2009 at 6:17 pm
If this is under MMA rules the boxer is going to die. Marius doesnt need cardio to squeeze his head off of his shoulders.
Tai-Pan- December 9, 2009 at 5:53 pm
Oh godamn it Scar Tissue.
Tai-Pan- December 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm
The last guy Naj beat had an amazing 5-45-5 record. As if losing your debut to a guy who is 0-11 isn't bad enough. WHere the fuck were these guys during the last season of TUF, they would of fit in perfectly.
ScarTissue- December 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm
Yeah "El Testerone's" last win was against a guy who was 5-45-5. He's beaten all kinds of bums.
PurplePickle- December 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm
Nice back o' the skull punch at 1:09. His nickname should be Marcin "The Polish Yvel" Najman.

Hey CP, your tag for this fellow says Marcil not Marcin.
virpz- December 9, 2009 at 5:01 pm


Hey that polish guy with some jiu jitsu ...
woah- December 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm
MGalactic- December 9, 2009 at 4:29 pm
I see people better than "El Testerone" every time I go to the boxing gym. That guys sucks at boxing. Where is he a professional? Probably in butt f****ing nowhere.
Daoulas- December 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm
what the fuck is with people wanting to compete with no cardio. TUF10 for example...

What a fucking joke. the guy skipped roped and punch the gloves a few times and was done.

FreddyFangers- December 9, 2009 at 4:15 pm
I hope that CP can get video of this fight after it goes down.
LetMeStickItInYourRua- December 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm
@ I Know Nothing...

I don't think he can put his elbows in. I'm also pretty sure than Verne Troyer was hired to be his official ass wiper and dingle berry remover.
Art Gibs- December 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm
LOL, look at El Testosteron's record (CP linked to it). Virtually all of his wins are against guys who had lost their last six fights.
Art Gibs- December 9, 2009 at 4:01 pm
Marcin "El Testosteron" Najman. Best nickname ever? If not, whose is better?
superflat- December 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm
Where's that video of synthol leakage when you need it.
I Know Nothing- December 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm
Did he just gas after skipping rope & hitting mitts? Oh Boy! And nice form there Pud, elbows out, telegraphing with the shoulders & making contact 90% of the time with the last 3 knuckles...and how could I forget his amazing breathing technique.

Marcin via No Contest after Pudzianowski strokes out on his way to the ring.
petro- December 9, 2009 at 3:51 pm
" I won’t be as slow as an ox and I won’t let him beat me up."

As slow as an ox? Does that mean he'll be fighting at a blistering donkey pace?

robthom- December 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm
"Mariusz Pudzianowski"

You'd get buffed out just trying to pronounce that.

(50 "Mariusz Pudzianowski"'s 3 times a day!)