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“Very Disappointing”: Jay Cutler Expresses Concerns About Arnold Classic 2023

Published 01/14/2023, 6:45 AM EST

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2023 has a lot in line for bodybuilding fans. With the 2022 Mr. Olympia results afresh in mind, the fans are now eagerly waiting for Arnold Classic. However, unlike others, 4X Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler is unimpressed. Sitting for a podcast episode with Milos Sarcev, the retired bodybuilder went explosive with his soaring yet unique opinions.

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Saying it out unfiltered, Cutler expressed what surprised him concerning the small lineup for the 2023 Arnold Classic. With just seven more weeks from the contest, the bodybuilding legend had much to say.


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Jay Cutler shares his honest opinions on the 2023 Arnold Classic lineup 

The dates for Arnold Classic 2023 are fast approaching. As fans across the world are excited, Jay Cutler and fitness coach Milos Sarcev look disappointed with the line-up. Pretty unimpressed with this year’s participation list, Cutler alongside Sarcev indulged in a deep discussion.

As the tentative lineups of each division are now revealed, Jay Cutler shared his thoughts on the Open division lineup alongside Milos Sarcev. Talking about it, Cutler remarked, “Very disappointing […] I thought about jumping in, by the way […] We have six people registered right now.”


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Set to begin on March 2nd at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center; the competition is highly sought after. Nodding in agreement with Cutler, Milos said, “Very disappointing, almost unthinkable for me. The question is, how is this even possible that only six people are interested in entering the second biggest contest in the world.” Milos also questions how bodybuilders are missing out on the competition.

Cutler’s take on Arnold Classics

It’s been years since Jay graced professional bodybuilding. Though Arnold Classics was never on his mind, Cutler does not regret participating in the competition. Instead, Cutler was thankful for being able to attract the unprecedented fan following he received after participating in the Arnold Classics over the years. Following Arnold Classic, Cutler eventually went on to grab the Mr. Olympia title after defeating 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman. In other words, Arnold Classic served to be the stepping stone of his career.


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Since his days of participation, a lot of things have changed. For those unversed,  prize money for this year’s competition stands raised. The stage will also see a new set of participants. Brandon Curry, the 2022 Arnold Classic winner, had already announced that he would not return to the stage.


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So, what do you have to say about Jay’s thoughts? Do you think the Arnold Classic lineup for this year is not impressive? Do share your thoughts in the comment section.



Mubhaswara Ahamed

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Mubhaswara Ahamed is currently working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. She completed her Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University. Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father.

Edited By: Jahnabi Choudhury