Despite Fans Being Enraged, Jay Cutler Makes Honest Confession About Sharing Stage With Fitness Sensation Sam Sulek

Published 01/24/2024, 12:24 AM EST

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Sam Sulek, a fitness influencer and YouTuber, has garnered attention and has even faced criticism for his health choices. His recent achievement includes securing a spot in the lineup at the Arnold Classic, where he was featured on posters alongside legends like eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Chris Bumstead, and the World’s Strongest Man, Hafthor Bjornsson. While some fitness enthusiasts may criticize him, he has also received positive feedback, notably from the Quad Stomper Jay Cutler.

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Cutler’s recent revelation about the 21-year-old fitness influencer has stirred quite a buzz among fans. In a candid moment on Faud Abiad’s podcast, Cutler admitted to forgoing a booth at the Arnold Classic Expo, opting instead for more intimate meet-and-greets with legends like Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead, along with rising star Sam Sulek.

Jay Cutler appreciated and praised Sam Sulek

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During the Fouad Abiad podcast along with Jay Cutler, Iain Valliere, Mike Van Wyck & Paul Lauzon, the stars discussed the upcoming second biggest event in bodybuilding the Arnold Classic, and predicted their potential winners, while also talking about the newcomer Sulek.

When Abiad probed Cutler about his thoughts on the Arnold Classic poster, featuring luminaries like Mr. Olympia winners and even the World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, and the YouTuber Sam Sulek, Cutler’s response was surprisingly positive. “I think it’s great, I think it’s awesome,” he remarked, showing a genuine appreciation for the diverse lineup.

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Cutler excitedly talked about Sulek and said, “I think he’ll [Sam Sulek] have the biggest lineup at the Arnold next to Chris you know I mean I don’t know I don’t want to I’d hate to to judge who’s going to have the bigger lineup but I don’t know.” Interestingly, the bodybuilding behemoth drew parallels between Sam Sulek’s journey and the trajectory of five-time Mr. Olympia classic physique champion Chris Bumstead.

He expressed awe at Sulek’s rapid ascent, reminiscing about Bumstead’s early expo days without a significant following. Cutler witnessed CBum’s explosive rise, particularly after his second victory, and acknowledged the profound impact on fans.

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Acknowledging his own extensive travels, Cutler highlighted the unparalleled enthusiasm of Bumstead’s and now Sam Sulek’s fan base. He emphasized the inspiration these fitness icons provide to people, noting that witnessing such journeys is a testament to the transformative power of dedication and hard work.

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Intriguingly, Cutler predicted a substantial turnout for Sam Sulek at the Arnold Classic, possibly rivaling Chris Bumstead’s popularity. While hesitant to make a definitive judgment, Cutler speculated on the size of their respective lineups, hinting at the growing allure of Sam Sulek in the fitness world.

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