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Mariusz Pudzianowski’s Next Opponent: This Fat Guy

Five months after hacking through Marcin Najman in his MMA debut, five-time World’s Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski will return to the cage at KSW 13 (May 7th, Warsaw), likely against 40-year-old Polish fighter Robert Paczków. A former Greco-Roman wrestling competitor and Sumo champion, Paczków’s only MMA fight took place at a Cage Rage event in December 2007 against TUF 10 vet James McSweeney, who was 1-0 at the time. As you can see in the video above, McSweeney was taken down and smothered by the 300+ pound Pole in short order. At the vid’s 2:10 mark, McSweeney is forced to tap to what the ring announcer calls an "arm choke," but what looked more like a reverse mooboplata from our angle. Though Pudzianowski will still enjoy a strength advantage against Paczków, it’ll be interesting to see if Paczków’s sheer girth and grappling prowess will pose problems for the 33-year-old strongman. If you can read Polish, you’ll find more info on KSW 13 right here.

After the jump: A rockin’ music video from Mariusz and his brother Krystian (aka Pudzian Band). Plus, Mariusz shows off his pad on the Polish version of MTV Cribs.


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Infectious Disease- February 25, 2010 at 1:00 am
Vs. Bob Sapp in Dream.
mma samurai- February 25, 2010 at 12:55 am
@downrite and CP

Mooboplata that almost made me pee lol
Rich S.- February 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm
And McSweeney didn't kill himself after that? Amazing.

If Chris Farley and Patton Oswalt had a love child, it would most definitely look like Paczkow..
Jabsent- February 24, 2010 at 3:56 pm
that's cute how they gave mcsweeny a trophy too.

he sure is a high level participant.
Lysol- February 24, 2010 at 3:12 pm
How is Mariusz Pudzianowski going to get hyped as a legitimate opponent for Bobby Lashley if he keeps fighting tomato cans like these?
ProfessorMMA- February 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
i wonder if McSweeny gave it a little suck when he was under there... im willing to bet he did
Tai-Pan- February 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm
Watch James Mcsweeney get tooled by that dude made my day.
Downrite- February 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Mooboplata.
You'll poop bricks.
Canseco_MMA- February 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm
If Peter Griffin ever decided to take up cage fighting, he very possibly would look like Robert Paczkow.......
El Guapo- February 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm
A Polish mullet?? Just when you think you've seen it all..
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