it's sad that what he's saying is true. bbing and winning shows has A LOT to do with networking and who you know. it shouldn't, but it does. i hope he wins a show he really deserves it.
Unfortunately Braaq, bodybuilding is obscenely encouraged by politics and pre-selections. I agree, Quincy looked amazing. Amazing being an understatement. How you present yourself, your following, etc influences judging. That is the name of the game, not just in bodybuilding but all sports.
We all would like to cut these factors out but that is inevitable. Props that he has the attitude to continue to make improvements.
This reminds me of Layne Norton's quote (not exact words): "I make sure that if I get beaten it's not because someone outworked me". Awesome quote and for some odd reason I think it fits here.