by Christian Duque
Brandon Curry has been on the rise for quite some time. 2017 was a huge year for him, with important victories around the world. In 2018 he won his first Top 5 Olympic finish. 2019 was one for the record books, won the two biggest titles in bodybuilding, the same year and twice won the same top contender. That said, I've heard that things would have turned out differently if Flexatron had taken part in the competition, if Phil had come back. I completely disagree
Curry was on fire. He put a lot of time and effort into working with his coaches, helped by a great supplement sponsor, and it all came together in 2019. Even before he won the Sandow, he carried himself like a Mr. Olympia and was a great man ambassador who appeals to critics with class and really promotes the sport. Top candidates do not travel the world like him, they do not greet people like him. Brandon knew what to do and he did – no questions were asked.
When Brandon won the 2019 Olympics, one of his loudest advocates was a man who was denied entry, none other than Olympian Shawn "Flexatron" Rhoden 2018. All the other top guys, people like Dexter, Roelly, William, Hadi, did also very supportive. Everyone was great, except for, you know who.
The truth is, Brandon will not become a one-year champion because he's a fighter. If you have a man who has really paid his fees, who knows what it feels like to be practically ignored, you are dealing with a very disciplined champion. Just think about it. Do you have any idea how many IFBB Pro bodybuilders there are in the world and I do not even think we are just a bit active today? Do you ever talk about them, even if you're an accomplished reporter and know most by name? If competitors do not place, let alone win, it is very easy for them to be completely ignored. If you're taking someone who's used to it and is starting to really turn it around when he starts winning important titles (like Brandon at Arnold Australia 2017), when he fights and hangs out with the best (like Brandon & # 39; s) top 5 placement at the Olympics 2018), then things change. When Brandon won the Arnold it was a pretty sealed deal for me. I was really really torn. I knew that the worst thing he would do was 2nd in the O, and I did not completely exclude him from the win – and you KNOW, what a HUGE Rhoden fan I am, but Brandon was so good ,
In an interview for RX Muscle that inspired this article, Brandon really caught on. In the beginning, the key, who leads the interview, in my opinion. Siddique Farooqi is one of the best in the business, no doubt the best at RX. The questions were well received, the interviewer showed his hand from the beginning and Brandon was open all the time. It is definitely a video that I can highly recommend, where many great topics have been addressed. What impressed me most was how curry deals with rivals.
As fans, we always want to see comebacks. Many of us were delighted that the Iranian Hadi Choopan would compete in this year's O. Some fans, for example, still hope that Jay Cutler will return. Many are still clinging to the ever-gloomy possibility of Kai Greene jumping back onto the stage. People love to keep hope alive, they love living in a world of what-if, and that's all great. In addition, many of the guys who are looking for their return can play along. We have seen that Kai Greene has become an expert in it. If Kai even says the word Olympia, the guy with the shoe polish in the hair jumps online and releases videos for three weeks. These shows in turn make people talk, and when people talk, they buy additions, story trends, and everyone is happy, right? Law.
If that's said, even people who play in the comeback charade think it's noble. You will never hear Kai Greene on Brandon Curry. You've never heard Jay Cutler fooling around on Phil Heath. Former champions and former top contenders have too much respect for the sport. Nevertheless, not only does it not bother some champions to talk about comebacks, they also welcome it. Take, for example, Brandon Curry for an interview with Sid. When asked about a possible Flex Lewis comeback – or – a possible Phil Heath comeback, he said it would motivate him to improve the competition. He was not dissatisfied, if anything, he encouraged. So, if you have a champion from Brandon Curry, why is it that a 7x Mr. Olympia shoots at him, raises doubts, and just becomes a nuisance?
Brandon also had an interesting theory about this. If Phil says he could have won in 2019, that's really possible, not possible, not possible. If he wanted, what stopped him? He can beat his gum and tap on the phone, but at the end of the day, why did not he go for a walk? Frankly, it seems Phils mouth checks out … well, you know what I mean. Now it's 2020, and the guy has a supplement line on the market that brings out revolutionary, breakthrough sports science innovations like pre-workout and intra-workout powders. He also has shaker cups, but still no concrete talk of a comeback. Why is the man whom God really wanted to create in this garden in Eden not the greatest bodybuilder of all time and pledges to sign his 2020 Olympics treaty?
Well, Brandon has a theory too. Maybe Phil does not really like him. Maybe Phil is not always bitter either. Maybe Phil just tries to stay relevant. Maybe there is no other way for people to talk about him.
I mean, even when Mumbo suggested to Jumbo Palumbo that only Phil could save the bodybuilding sport, Mr. Olympia thought Phil had paid the extra costs for several years. I mean, the idea that one of the least popular Mr. Olympias of all time would save a sport that not only needs to be saved, but has skyrocketed since its absence and cries of nonsense at all levels.
If Brandon is right and most likely too, you have a very sad state in bodybuilding. Just as some websites rely on clickbait and fake messages to stay relevant, you may have athletes attacking each other just to be talked about. Phil had his day and if he does not want to go back on stage, maybe he should focus on expanding his incredibly successful supplement line and maybe acting, writing or commenting on it. Look at Shawn Ray. The guy wrote his own ticket. He is today one of the most sought after names in the media. Who knows, maybe Phil could be next?
Also, check out the great interview that Sid did with Brandon – it was very well done. I also hope you enjoyed reading my article here in Iron Magazine. I am looking forward to read your comments.