Mariusz Pudzianowski, widely known as Pudzian and Dominator, is a Polish businessman, former strongman competitor, and currently a mixed martial artist. Mariusz Pudzianowski is widely regarded as the greatest lifter of all time. He is currently the No. 3 heavyweight pick by KSW.
Mariusz Pudazianowski was born on February 7, 1977 in Biala Rawska, Poland. He is 45 years old Status 2022. He was born to parents Wojciech Pudazianowski and Maria Pudaziannowski. His father was a weightlifter who later became a strength coach. Mariusz was interested in sports and martial arts from an early age. He learned Kyokushin Karate at the age of 11. He is a 4th kyu green belt in Kyokushin Karate. Mariusz started strength training at the age of 13.
Mariusz started boxing at the age of 15, he stopped boxing after seven years. At the age of 16, he competed in the Polish Bench Press Weightlifting Championship while training in martial arts. He did not return to competition for 2 years. On May 27, 2008, Mariusz graduated with a Masters in International Relations.
Mariusz was sentenced to 19 months in prison in Lowicz in 2000 for assault. He later revealed in an interview that he wanted to stop the local mob. Mariusz was instead charged with assault and stealing jewelry. He was imprisoned for 19 months. He missed WSM 2001.
At the age of 21 he put aside martial arts for good to concentrate fully on strongman competition. He also won Poland’s Strongest Man and made his debut at the 2000 World’s Strongest Man Contest where he placed 4th behind Magnus Samuelsson, Svend Karlsen and eventual winner Janne Virtanen. Mariusz returned in 2002. Many had written him off for winning the competition, but to everyone’s surprise, he won the 2002 World’s Strongest Man title.
The following year, 2003, he won the 2003 World’s Strongest Man title by the widest margin of 20 points. In March 2004 he also became World Champion of the Strongman Super Series. He placed third in WSM but was later disqualified after failing to comply with the organization’s Strongman Health Policy. He also had to return the prize money. In addition, Mariusz was excluded from the competition for a year.
The IFSA (International Federation of Strength Athletes). ) decided to part ways with WSM after ten years of collaboration. IFSA got a new sponsor and started running its own competition. Mariusz won three WSM titles from 2005 to 2009. Mariusz stated in an interview that the 2009 World’s Strongest Man competition would be his last competition as he needed different training for MMA.
After winning everything in Strongman, Mariusz took on a new challenge. Mariusz Pudziannowski signed with Polish MMA promoter KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walk). He made his debut on December 11, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland against Marcin Najman. He won the fight by TKO in just 43 seconds and pocketed $70,000 from the fight. On May 7, 2010, Mariusz fought Yusuke Kamaguchi. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
On May 21, 2010, he fought former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia. Slyvia ended the fight via TKO at 1:43 of the second round. After losing to Slyvia, Mariusz fought former heavyweight boxer and kickboxer Eric Esch, aka Butterbean. He won the fight via submission in the 1st round. He fought James Thompson at KSW XVI and lost the fight after James performed an arm triangle on him.
Training under the American top team
Mariusz trained under America’s top MMA camp – the American Top Team. After returning, he faced James Thompson for a rematch and won the fight via majority decision. The win was disputed as Thompson Mariusz dominated every round. The KSW reversed the decision and declared the challenge void. On May 23, 2015, Mariusz fought Rolles Gracie Jr in KSW 31 Gdansk, Poland. Mariusz won the fight via 1st round KO.
He faced Szymon Kolecki at KSW 51. Mariusz suffered a leg injury in the first round and lost the match. After 15 months he returned to KSW. Mariusz was scheduled to face off against undefeated Senegalese heavyweight Serigne Ousmane. On the day of the match, Ousmane suffered acute appendicitis and was briefly replaced by Serb Nikola Milanovic.
He KO’d Nikola in the 1st round. On June 5, 2021, he faced one-time KSW Tournament Champion Lukasz Jurkowski at KSW 63: Crime of the Century. He won KO’ed Lukasz in the 3rd round. KSW postponed the fight between Mariusz and Ousmane. The fight took place on October 23, 2021 at KSW 64. Mariusz defeated Ousmane in 18 seconds of the 1st round.
companies and other ventures
In an interview, Mariusz said he doesn’t earn much from strongman and MMA and only does it as a hobby. He has a school for bodyguards and Mariusz also owns a trucking company called Pudzianowski Transport. He also invests in real estate. Mariusz Pudzianowski has also acted in several films such as Neighbors, Nie ma takiego numeru, Faceci do wziecia Etc.
He also performed as a vocalist for his brother Krystian’s musical band called the Pudzian Band. They released their first single called Zdobyc Swiat in 2006 and a full album called Dawaj na ring. Mariusz participated in the 7th season from Dancing with the stars He lost against Plotpress Magdalena Walach in the final.
Mariusz is a very private person as there is no information about his relationship history, siblings or friends. Mariusz married his love, Alexandra Hall. The timeline or information on how and where Mariusz met Alexandra is unknown. The couple also have two children together – a son and a daughter. Likewise, the hunk has not revealed any information about his children to the public.
Mariusz has one Height by 6 feet 1 inch. He weighs about 120 kg. He has a huge physique. His biceps measure up to 56 cm while his forearm measures 45 cm. Likewise, its chest measures up to 148 cm and its neck measures up to 54 cm. He has a waist measurement of 92 cm. He has dark brown hair and his eyes are light blue.
Social Media and Networth
He has one Instagram account named @Called Pudzianofficial with 563,000 followers and Twitter @pudzianmariusz with 10.4k followers. Mariusz also has a YouTube account by the name Mariusz Pudzianowski with 139,000 subscribers. Mariusz is very active on social media. He often shares his work or fitness-related content on social media.
Mariusz earned his career through strongman, MMA, business and appearances in TV shows and movies. He owns Bodyguard’s school and a trucking company. his sum net worth is $18 million.