Author Topic: Richard Jones has official retired from competitive pro bodybuilding  (Read 38523 times)

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Although I love bodybuilding, it's just not the same anymore. In retrospect, after the 2004 Mr. Olympia, just merely competing at the event fulfilled much more than I ever hoped for.

So walking away was really no big deal to me. After all, I walked away with my health and lots of pride for what I had already accomplished and that means more to me than a potential first place award somewhere down the road. I don't and haven't been keeping up with the current events of the whole bodybuilding world due to my other passions and obligations.

But you have heard it from me. I have officially retired from competitive bodybuilding.

Sincerely,

Richard Jones

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 04:36:11 PM »
Great news.

I was always a big fan of Rocco's physique. He was never gonna win the Big one, with the kind of judging IFBB got right now.

Best news in a long while actually.

Best of luck to Rocco with his future career.

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 04:36:45 PM »
I guess he won't........

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 04:37:05 PM »
After all, I walked away with my health

This is a smart man

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 04:54:23 PM »
Million dollar smile, body and brains.  :)

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 04:59:38 PM »
we will all spend the rest of our lives training to attain the kind of size and conditioning that Rich Jones, MBA will be carrying the rest of his life without ever needing to touch a weight.

Ain't life cruel like that? :)

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 05:00:02 PM »
GOOD LUCK RICHARD SMART MAN ......

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2007, 05:05:17 PM »
He is too good to be true.

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2007, 05:12:33 PM »
creepy thread

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 05:21:27 PM »


Even though he didnt place well when he competed at the 2004 olympia------------he had probably the most ripped back in the show-----------his christmas tree was ridiculous!!


Met him at the 2005 olympia expo----------defintly one of the friendlier pros there--------Good guy and a class act.

Good luck Richard-------------

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2007, 06:18:19 PM »
Richard did a great thing. Ended his career on his terms. !!!!!!

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007, 06:33:58 PM »
Richard did a great thing. Ended his career on his terms. !!!!!!

So did Munzer

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2007, 06:37:14 PM »
Hopefully before he reitres he will vote for goatboy's cat   ;D





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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007, 07:25:47 PM »
This is a smart man

Very smart. Good for you, Richard, for going to school to better yourself. Something a "sport" called bodybuilding can't do.

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2007, 07:40:10 PM »
Who is Mike Jones?
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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2007, 07:55:58 PM »
Little sad to see him go as i quite like his physique, but good on ya mate and go and enjoy life :).

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2007, 08:06:31 PM »
Is he still training though? he should just market himself on the side and forget about the competitive aspect as he has already done.

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2007, 08:10:59 PM »
Is he still training though? he should just market himself on the side and forget about the competitive aspect as he has already done.

yep, still training but no interest in competing. 8)

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2007, 08:16:58 PM »
I am doing this pose in my routine as an hommage to RJ (and Milos)  8)


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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2007, 08:18:25 PM »
I am doing this pose in my routine as an hommage to RJ (and Milos)  8)



Now that's bodybuilding

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2007, 08:21:31 PM »
I am doing this pose in my routine as an hommage to RJ (and Milos)  8)



& Bob Paris?  8)

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2007, 08:23:53 PM »
& Bob Paris?  8)

yes !
I plan to add more muscles all in the right place in the very near futur and look as close as possible to those perfect symmetrical physique  8)

Milos, RJ and Bob Paris ARE bodybuilding  8)

and Levrone and Dennis Newman of course who were massive yet still maintained their incredibly beautiful lines  :o

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2007, 08:48:16 PM »
I am doing this pose in my routine as an hommage to RJ (and Milos)  8)



Actually, RJ said he got that pose from watching Shawn Ray.

From a BB fan perspective it sucks that RJ won't be competing, but from his own perspective it's likely for the best.

As a tribute, anyone got that pic of his christmas tree back in the gym?

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2007, 09:23:01 PM »
I am doing this pose in my routine as an hommage to RJ (and Milos)  8)

Maybe that'll get you a hookup with Bob Paris ;D

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Re: RICHARD JONES HAS RETIRED FROM PRO / COMPETITIVE BODYBUILDING
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2007, 10:04:49 PM »
young Richard Jones------------------