The ifbb didn't favor him for what ever reasons. He got shafted a couple of times and just ultimately disappeared.
Well, a lot of the athletes who defected from the IFBB by joining Vince McMahon's WBF, had a very difficult time finding success after that federation dissolved. From what I understand, when they came back, the judges held it against them, and their placings suffered.
Other notable athletes that were recruited by the WBF included: Gary Strydom, Mike Quinn, David Dearth, Berry DeMey, Mike Christian, and Eddie Robinson. They even tried to bring Lou Ferrigno, but failed to reach an agreement.
Although it was a short lived venture, the WBF definitely upped the ante for the financial interests of athletes, and the IFBB started offering more contracts and better incentives.
He was a beast, but competed at a time when only top 5 got real media coverage. Flex, Shawn, Levrone, Dorian and others got most of the magazine covers and was pre internet. Just slipped through the cracks.
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One of the reasons is he is awesome there by himself but on stage he didnt look as impressive compared to tohers and he lacked width which is very evident in his back poses. nevertheless he didn't deserve the bottom placings he got.
Was one of my favourites of all time.
He's kind of like Dillet in my opinion (also one of my fav pros ever).
Their physique was one of the most incredible ever to look at. But just never got the recognition they potentially could have, and even more so there just aren't enough photos of videos of them around.
And it's not like they're the only ones to fall victim to this. But both were really fantastic bodybuilders that could have been elite in Olympia placings.
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