“You Aren’t Human”: 322-Lb Arnold Classic Champ’s Unique Body Part Puzzles Fans, Fellow Bodybuilder Calls Him “Optimus Prime”

Published 05/17/2023, 2:33 PM EDT

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Samson Dauda emerged victorious at the 2023 Arnold Classic. A stunning feat, it not only showcased his remarkable physique and stage presence but also evoked bodybuilding‘s bygone era of glory. In tandem, fans were quick to compare Dauda to the legendary 8x Mr. Olympia champion, Lee Haney. Known for holding similar physiques, Dauda, aged 30, is only getting started whereas the 8x Mr. Olympia retired when he was just 31!

Recently, bodybuilding enthusiasts were once again taken aback by the Nigerian Lion‘s Instagram video where he displayed his tremendous weight by standing on a weighing machine. Despite this, the buzz on the street was about something entirely different.

Fans humorously compared Kai Greene and Samson Dauda


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The Arnold Classic champ displayed his weight of 312 lbs in a video, intending to showcase his size. But instead, many fans were taken aback when they noticed the monstrous size of his toes. A fan had reacted surprisingly, “You aren’t human bro.” Meanwhile, another fan commented, “Damn bro those toe nails more anabolic than me”. A third fan described the situation as “Its a Godzilla”. Additionally, former Arnold Classic winner and fellow bodybuilder, Andrew Jacked, commented, “Optimus Prime”.


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While Haney was once used compared to Samson Dauda many days ago, the Nigerian Lion is now hilariously being compared to Kai Greene for his large toes. “Kai Greene’s feet genetics” humorously writes a fan. Another individual suggested, “It’s time to train those toes with barefoot shoes.”


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While many fans hilariously pointed out the toes of the 320 lbs. monster, many admirers came to appreciate the IFFB-pro for maintaining such an insane body weight. Chris Jones, NABBA Pro bodybuilder, exclaimed, “Wow!!!! That’s incredible!! Your body just seems to want to keep growing!! Time to see what you really are capable of now and hit that peak. You are now coming into your best years mate. Just incredible!”. 

The 30-year-old bodybuilder’s career is now under even greater scrutiny than his Instagram posts as a result of winning the Arnold Classic; he must now live up to the higher expectations. In addition, his fans will be paying much closer attention going forward because of his new status.


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Jaishin J


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Anupama Ghosh