Totally new to what I've always done. Physical specimen, pro bencher and pro wrestler Tony Atlas, at 6'3", 297 lbs, 22" guns and a claimed 4% body fat, benched 650 lbs. Just like the 700 lbs Bench Press of NFL Lineman Larry Allen.https://www.strengthfighter.com/2014/09/larry-allen-700-lbs-bench-press-video.html. So, being the intellectual that I am, I've done research about my new found passion. A very productive seminar with Marco, common theme among the participants was "oh shit hes coming over!" But one thing for sure, he was a legit 500+lbs bencher. Even President Bush caught on to the bench press fantasy; he is able to bench 185 lbs for 5 reps. | A year later, he faced Taktarov again in Brazil, in a bout with no judges. Some would regard him as one of the earliest pioneers of MMA. As the “original” Martial Arts company, Revgear has been at the forefront of the rise in Mixed Martial Arts. This decision was met with controversy, and Ruas and his cornermen appealed to the referee, but nothing came from it. Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas, born January 23, 1961, is a retired professional mixed martial art fighter and instructor. MMA fighter Marco Ruas claimed to max bench 440 lbs. Won the Light heavyweight title at UFC 98. Ruas made a cameo appearance as a jealous husband in Kickboxer 3, in which his character fought and lost to Sasha Mitchell's David Sloane at a party. The Ultimate Warrior and the late Kerry Von Erich both claimed a 500 pounds bench press. General people don't give a damn about how heavy you squat and deadlift. After a failed heel hook attempt, Ruas controlled Pardoel and attacked him with knees and punches on the ground, making him tap out. UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock: 475 lbs. Female wrestler and porn star Chyna once claimed a 375 lbs bench press but was witnessed lifting 310. Another MMA slugger that I suspect to be in this club is the huge Jimmy Ambriz and TNA wrestler Scott Steiner. Some official source said he was a legit 575 lbs bencher. And for inspiration and motivation source I've got some big numbers about the famous bench pressers of this world and the others.  His instructors included Euclydes Hatem. Publicity Listings The only problem is that there were four bogus 45 plates on the bar which reduce the weight to 531 lbs. During his time at Office Inoki, Ryoto was trained by Vale Tudo legends Wallid Ismail (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) and Marco Ruas (Muay Thai) and by New Japan Pro-Wrestling legend Kazuyuki Fujita. How? 2", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marco_Ruas&oldid=973515501, Brazilian practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, People awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 17:08. Suspended by USADA for 18 months for taking a controlled substance. The reason why Kai Greene will never be Mr. Olympia. World class bencher Ted Arcidi. I have two witnesses when I took it in my room and I knew that I would get blood test anytime.  Later he trained Joe Moreira before his fight against the Russian boxer Yuri Vaulin. Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈmaʁku ˈʁuɐs]; born January 23, 1961) is a Brazilian retired mixed martial arts fighter, Brazilian Catch Wrestler and instructor. I Just hope that you enjoy this short list of benchers and hope that it's inspire you to compare to famous people and athletes. monitoring_string = "5eb5a0f65cbe346d74f978e14db1b00d". [on being suspended for taking a controlled substance]First of all, I want to say that I am very disappointed in USADA. At the end, Varelans could not take more kicks to his legs and fell to the ground, where Ruas pounded him until the referee stopped the fight, giving Ruas the victory of the tournament. Pro wrestler Ice Train benched an official 600 lbs. Movie star and wrestler The Rock got a max bench of 425 lbs. MMA fighter Mark Coleman claims a 600-pound bench press when he was bulkier. I didn't know it was banned substance. The ripped 6'3", 265-pound football player Mike Kudla max benchs 610 lbs. Other suspects are Warlord (gigantic wrestler who "made" 19 reps with 500 pounds on a wrestling show, probably a "work"), Olympian Ken Patera and others that I forgot. Most notably, he was the UFC 7 Tournament Champion. Marco Antônio de Lima Ruas, born January 23, 1961, is a retired professional mixed martial art fighter and instructor. And old-timer French wrestler, Edouard Carpentier said he was the first man to bench press 500 lbs in Montreal, Quebec. I think this is all extremely unfair. Arnold Schwartzenegger benched 455 lbs. . Your favorite bodybuilder is maybe a male prostitute, a gay 4 pay. To survive in Vale Tudo competition you not only have to be tough but you also have to be skilled, and Marco Ruas is the real deal! In my book, the most respectable bencher is the 6'4", 400+pounds Jim "Hollywood" Henderson easily benched 711 lbs RAW & DRUG-FREE in a plain white t-shirt in 1997 at the age of 32 years old. UFC Fight Night 180 Highlight Video: Jessica Andrade Body Shot KOs... UFC Fight Night 180 Highlight Video: Jimmy Crute Obliterates Former WWF wrestler and powerlifter Big Bully Busick (6', 280 lbs) was able to bench press 605 lbs at an official powerlifting competition. The 500 pounds club also includes Road Warriors Hawk and Animal, along with amateur wrestler and UFC fighter Ron Waterman. Lyoto Machida was born on May 30, 1978 in Belém, Pará, Brazil as Lyoto Carvalho Machida. ALL FOURTEEN VOLUMES IN ONE BARGAIN BOX SET! He is an actor and writer, known for Brass Knuckles, Tapped Out (2014) and The Roots of Fight (2012). Somebody on a good conscious didn't do that at all. Evidently, professional bencher Scot Mendelson reigns supreme with an official RAW 715-pound bench press. Marcus is an excellent teacher and … Among others: Sam Greco, BJ Penn, Rich Franklin, Michael McDonald and Tito Ortiz. Cowardly former AWA world champion Larry Zbyszko used to bench press 400 pounds in his 20s when he was the training partner of Bruno Sammartino. Actor Will Smith got a lifetime best of 385 lbs. Hockey goon Tony Twist also hits 455. My intention was in a good way. Brandon Rios hosted an open workout Wednesday in Los Angeles ahead of his Feb. 17 Showtime Boxing showdown against Danny Garcia. I was very hard training at that moment and so stressed. And the dark horse of this club, French Canadian 80s WWE wrestler, bench press world record with a televised 711 lbs lift. all in the same day?!? | I took the supplement. Also includes street fighting self defence techniques and a great heavy bag workout routine. 180... UFC Fight Night 180 Bonuses: Body-Shot KO Nets Jessica Andrade Is the son of a Japanese Karate master specialized in Shotokan style. To be honest, they only sent me a list of banned supplements after my suspension, two days later. Not only has Marco Ruas competed at the highest level of Mixed Martial Arts in events such as the UFC™ and Pride™, but he’s also famous for his dominance in Brazilian Vale Tudo competition, where the rules are minimal and include many techniques not permitted in Mixed Martial Arts, and the fights are conducted without gloves! In the following lists, I've certainly forgot to include some big names. But the article is all about raw benching. Any one with a 600 lbs bench press will will be registered in the all american top 100 list (like for i.e Scott Norton, the only wrestler with a legit 600+ bench), Yes indeed, a lot of those are probably bullshit and/or assisted by a "spotter" (deadlifter) behind. That's a lot of weight! Sign-up for our newsletter for exclusive offers and updates on new products and ranges. Ruas suffered an injury in the first round and could not continue. One of his Karate workout consists of hitting a solid wooden board with his bare-knuckles for an hour. The most common question being: "How much do you bench?" We are the go-to brand for the world’s leading martial arts disciplines, including Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Boxing. UFC fighter Ian Freeman claims a lifetime best of 396 lbs for 8 reps on the bench. Marco Ruas shows the various techniques needed to be a first class competitor such as striking and takedowns, as well as foot, knee and ankle locks. Ruas is famous for being the founder of Ruas Vale Tudo, a hybrid of Brazilian submission fighting and kickboxing. Big Shaquille O'Neil once made a 455 lbs bench off-season.