Mariusz wants another one in 2009:http://www.ironmind.com/ironcms/morenewsv6.php?id=2795#2795
Dereks response to this statement:
"Now this just upsets me, when have I ever made excusses Brady?? Please do tell! Lets rewind to the first event at Mohegan Sun, remember that? Did I come on here and complain about it? Despite a bad call (we are human after all) I was able to overcome this obsticle and win the contest.
On that note I will go on to say that I was not Mariusz's biggest fan after the way he so graciously lost at Mohegan Sun. He left prior to signing autographs while the rest of the competitors sat there for over an hour when we were all starving, sweaty and generally not in the mood. But we did this for our love for the fans, like you. After MSG and WSM 08, I have a entire new respect for the man. When I got to spend a little time with him, I soon realized he is a nice guy. I've heard a lot of people critisize Mariusz thinking he is rude or full of himself. I'm quick to say that he is not these things and actually a nice guy. THat being said, I too am a Mariusz fan and nearly lost respect for him due to one incident. We in society tend to focus on the negative, I don not. Mariusz is a great champion and benifitted from a mistake on my part. We see this in all sports but a win is a win, no matter how it comes.
I am very excited that Mariusz is going to compete in 09, now lets get him to the Arnold, Fortissimus and possibly Mohegan Sun too!!!"