Hmm, seems youre a bit "commercially" naive. The goal of the ifbb responsibles is to make as much money as they can. The ifbb is a like corporation, not like a true sport association. The goal of Mr. Olympia is to promote bodybuilding products (which are useless btw, the usefull products are illegal so they can't sell those), and for this goal they need to set up "competions", but it has to be not too obvious, so they let some small window for competition at the places lower then, who knows, spots 4 and below? Maybe not even that. For example someone who doesn't speak english can't win the Mr. O, cause hes not usefull for marketing.
I think you are correct, and in fact I am both naive and delusional, as for a minute I was thinking that the IFBB was a responsible and legitimate organisation, until you reminded me of the truth lol
The IFBB is more of a tool to facilitate the creation of promotional tools for the supplement industry....ie Pro bodybuilders.
I guess you can liken it to the WWE, in the way that Vince Mcmahon uses his wrestlers as little more than cattle that he can use to generate a million and one ways to make money via ,shows, clothes, vids, ring tones, t-shirts etc, if anything Im sure the supplement companies are dying to make Professional bodybuilding more of an entertainment event rather than the sport its trying to be.
learn to control your disappointment and give credit to the winner and officials they deserve it that is strength of character,put yourself in cutlers place ,the judges did a good job,Martinez waist is wider than cutlers at a shorter height thats a serious flaw he hides with massive v taper but it is there,Jay was on enough when he hit the shots except for outer arms but he get victor on size ,calves .I noticed one extremely odd thing everyone appeared off except the person on the right of the stage or left in photos ,victor spent his time there ,was their some really odd lighting.I bet victoe scared cutler into some decent training and eating this year so.By the way where did victor clearly get the points on jay in your opinion skorpyo.
I know what you mean man... I think the Mr Olympia has turned into a corrupt parody of what real bodybuilding should be like. It's typical that a guy like Cutler can win a trophy. The Mr Olympia isn't the most prestigious title, that is one thing that has been proved this weekend...
I hate to call myself a bodybuilder if Cutler is supposed to be the "best"... Haha give me a break
Last year was a compromise, both Jay and Ronnie were off, it wasn't a "Best in the World" physique that won.
This year, it was a parody of last year's contest. Jay and Ronnie should have tied for fourth or fifth place. This is so 1980.