“You Are Certainly Dead”: Bodybuilding Stars and Fans Are Shivering Over the Thought of 440 Lbs Strongman Punching His Opponents in MMA

Published 11/23/2023, 8:00 AM EST

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After retirement, most athletes tend to relax or look to pursuing things that make them happy. However, this Strongman had a different approach to viewing their retirement. A while back, the Strongest Man on Earth, Brian Shaw, announced that he would be entering the realm of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Recently, he shared a snippet of his training, which blew the audience’s mind.

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Shaw took to his Instagram and shared an update regarding his MMA fight practice. This video clip not only caught fans’ eyes, but also drew the attention of seven-time Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath, and other fellow strongmen. His spectacular moves were so intriguing and thrilling to fans that they were eager to see him fight.

Brian Shaw’s breathtaking practice session

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According to Brian Shaw’s Instagram post, the former Strongman explained that in today’s world where people often share a lot on online platforms, it is okay to work quietly without updating everything you do. Even though he’s not sharing a lot of his fight training on social media, it doesn’t mean that he’s not working hard.

 

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Shaw Pointed out that, it’s not important to post everything online, keep hard work silent, and stun people with outstanding results. Nevertheless, the 6’8 athlete posted this reel video with a caption that began with “GETTING DANGEROUS.” Undeniably, after seeing his recent practice, no one could think of him being defeated.

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But when and how did this MMA thing come into the picture? Well, about a month ago, Shaw uploaded a video on his YouTube channel, claiming that he was interested in trying his hands at arm wrestling sport. Later, however, he announced his intentions about MMA and he announced he was getting ready to be a part of the sport soon. Shaw seems excited about this new challenge. Besides him, his fans and the bodybuilding world are also thrilled to see his practice and they eagerly anticipate for him to bout in the ring.

Fans express concerns for whoever will face Brian Shaw

Shaw’s Instagram post already reached thousands of fans and supporters, one of them being Phil Heath. Heath commented on his post by saying, “Nobody will want this smoke!!!” Another strongman, Nick Best, wrote, “Will a life insurance company even cover who B is fighting?” One person added, “Imagine this 400-pound man mounted on top of you bashing your skull in.”

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The majority of people were concerned about the opponent he was going to fight with. “I feel bad for the guy that ends up on the receiving end of that If you get hit with one of those you are certainly dead,” wrote a fan. After witnessing the punching bag’s condition during his practice session, another stated, “Bag is dead bro let him go you don’t pick a fight with a 6.10ft 400lb guy in any circumstances.” Are you also excited to see him fight in the ring? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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