Mariusz Pudzianowski is not your average strong man. In fact, he’s been crowned the “World’s Strongest Man” five times over. Nicknamed “Pudzian” and “Dominator” depending on who you talk to, the Polish bodybuilder has bridged the gap between competitive strongmen and mixed martial artists, starting his mixed martial arts career in 2008 for KSW.
Among his career highlights is a bout at the Moosin: God of Martial Arts event against former two-time UFC heavyweight king Tim Silvia.
Pudzianowski, as you’ll see in the video, certainly doesn’t have the stamina to keep up an insane punching speed for very long given how big he is, and it all went downhill for him when he broke his metatarsus in the first round against Silvia. The former UFC heavyweight champ would go on to submit Pudzianowski with punches in the second round of their bout.
Regardless of such a loss, Pudzianowski’s record of wins includes the scalps of former UFC fighter Rolles Gracie Jr of the famous Gracie family, American footballer turned pro-wrestler turned actor Bob Sapp, former UFC heavyweight Oli Thompson and former Olympic judoka Pawel Nastula. In short, Pudzianowski has fought some monsters with those hands, and he’s still cracking skulls at 40 years of age.
The video you’re about to see shows Pudzianowski bashing a punching bag at a pretty damn fast pace for a heavyweight. Pudzianowski is currently on a two-fight win streak in the KSW fight promotion in Poland. Aside from his fight in the Moosin: God of Martial Arts event, Pudzianowski has competed in KSW for the entirety of his 17 fight career.
Pudzianowski has also fought and defeated Jay Silva, Tyberiusz Kowalczyk, and Pawel Mikołajuw. The former strongman lost his most recent outing by submission at KSW 44. He will face fellow goliath strongman Szymon Kołecki at KSW 47 this coming March 23rd.
Whether or not the Englishman will be able to put up with the punching power of Pudzianowski remains to be seen, but with every loss in his last 5 fights coming by TKO, we’re prepared to put some bets down on the Polish strongman who can bash a punching bag at superspeed for a heavyweight.
Check out the full footage of Mariusz Pudzianowski hitting the bag as he prepares for his next fight on the player above and let us know what you think!