Who are some of your favorite athletes and why?
I guess for me, at the very top, it would have to be Paul Anderson. Strong legs.
I like Pacquiao because I’m Philipino and he has the kind of fighting style I like.
Brock Lesnar because he stormed MMA and dominated it with minimal MMA training, even though his domination was very short-lived.
Doug Hepburn because he’s the strongest drug-free lifter of all time. I don’t know if you all can believe it but the dude had a 500-pound bench… I believe it myself because I don’t think his biography was a propaganda and the dude had insane pressing genetics, the same way Paul Anderson had insane squatting genetics.
I gained mad respect for Ronnie Coleman when I watched the documentary about him on Netflix. He was an achiever since birth. If I end up with a child, I want my child to emulate Ronnie Coleman’s work ethic.
Lee Haney because he’s aesthetic as heck.
Tom Platz because of great legs.
Mike Tyson because he was a stocky heavyweight. I think at my peak as an amateur boxer, assuming I lose my weight and train consistently to get there, I’m gonna have his body type.
Vitor Belfort because he represents what I consider to be peak alpha in a fighting ring. In his young prime, of course. Great boxer and great physique.
A bunch of super-heavyweight Olympic lifters. Too many to name, but basically, if you compete in the Olympics and your Clean and Jerk is in the 550-pound to 600-pound range, I’m your biggest fan.
Old-school Bulgarian weightlifters trained under Abadjiev.
Kirk Karwoski. The dude was a monster. 1000-pound squat for two reps is unreal.
Ed Coan because he’s a legend. And I have his height. lol
Buakaw Banchamek, obviously for his status as a Muay Thai legend, but also for the fact that he doesn’t look emaciated for doing distance-running as part of his training.