So yesterday was the Arnold Classic, and as the day went on, social media was on fire with predictions (and photos) supporting a possible win for Cedric McMillan.
During the posing routines, Kai did his usual fans-love-it-or-hate-it thing. Cedric did his usual thing.
When the finals came, Kai was announced the winner (Ced in 2nd), and Arnold himself at the microphone, stated that (paraphrasing here:) although Cedric had the better physique, Kai had pulled ahead and won with his posing routine. Obviously this added fuel on the already burning fan fire that had been going since prejudging.
Steve Weinberger (IFBB big wig) stated that Kai was already ahead after prejudging but that his posing routine - which is scored - cemented his win. Judges sheets were released online. Of course anyone who’s been a fan of the sport has probably seen the released judges’ sheet from the 1980 Olympia where Arnold had straight 1st place votes despite his physique being arguably not worth even a top 5 finish.
I’ve seen some people chalking this all up to “apples and oranges”, while others seem to think anything IFBB related must have some money or politically related “fix” involved.
Such drama -lol