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BREAKING NEWS: Victor Martinez To Sit Out Olympia!

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Victor Martinez To Sit Out Olympia!
Written by Dave Palumbo
Monday, 14 July 2008

On the eve of Kai Greene's announcement that he's skipping the Mr. Olympia, Victor Martinez (last year's runner up) also revealed that he'll wait till the 2009 Arnold Classic to step back onstage. Martinez has been rehabbing a torn patellar tendon that occurred 6 weeks prior to the 2008 Arnold and according to him, "I just won't be ready in time to be my best."

Most industry experts speculated that it would take a miracle for Martinez to recover from such a severe injury in time to compete at this year's "Big Show"; however, despite the naysayers, Martinez almost pulled it off.

"I could do it if I really wanted to, but the results would be no different from last year. I want to show up with a better package than last year and kick some ass!".

When asked who he thought would take home the title this year, Martinez answered quickly, "If Jay shows up in shape, it's his show!"

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yeah, now there's only wolf... for the 2nd spot i mean :)
and phil heath for 3rd, im pretty sure.
 
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Sad to hear that but health has to come first.
 
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I think it's for the best.

Dcuts and Mrq, have you forgotten about Dexter, and maybe even Phil?
 
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Yea this probally is for the best but... man this really sucks, Vic and Greene out......
 
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No way, it's for the best though

Dexter is definitely in for the running, dont count him out guys!
 
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I understand why martinez isn't competing, which i thought would be a good desicion for him to sit it out and come back looking awsome but, i didn't expect Kai to skip the olympia:angrydude: i was looking foward to this olympia with kai and and all.
 
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Lee Priest for TOP 5 .... when he qualifies :keke:
 
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now it's Wolf vs Cutler for the 1,2 places and Dexter vs Heath for 3,4 ... God bless Victor and in 2009 i hope he'll win ASC and come in his best shape ever for the 2009 Mr O :hyperguy:
 
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Shame although not totally unexpected I suppose.
 
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I really think this is for the best... Why compete when your not at your best....?
 
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sad to hear, but i think its a smart move by him and kai-the o won't be as exciting as i'd hoped for..next year
 
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so pumped for this olympia, now pumpd for next year!

im excited to see what kai improves no, and also how vic can improve from last year with that injury. phil shoulld not disappoint in improvements either, and wolf and dex should also bring it. and jay is jay.
 
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Nothing breaking about this news. A knee tear is hard to come back from.
 
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I think this is a good decision. Now Victor can heal his leg and get ready to ASC.

So now it's going to be between Cutler, Dexter and Wolf if you ask me.
 
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Hopefully he recovers quick
 
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Son of a bitch. I was looking forward to seeing this "comeback." It still is a smart move, though...maybe he will come back way better!
 

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