“We were all wrong” – Jay Cutler on Big Ramy’s loss at 2022 Mr. Olympia

“We were all wrong” – Jay Cutler on Big Ramy’s loss at 2022 Mr. Olympia

Mamdouh ‘Big Ramy’ Elssbiay failed to defend his Mr. Olympia 2022 title. The Egyptian bodybuilder finished fifth, while Iran’s Hadi Choopan won the trophy. After that, some veterans and experts came out to analyze why the former two-time champion lost.

Bodybuilding icon Jay Cutler became the latest to address the surprising result of Mr. Olympia 2022. The four-time Olympia winner was recapping the event with Serbian bodybuilder Milos Sarcev when he discussed Ramy’s fall. Reflecting on how the bodybuilder finished fifth, Cutler said everyone was “wrong” in their predictions.

Cutler stated that Big Ramy could retire next year, although the Egyptian did not perform as expected this time. Speaking about the outcome of Mr. Olympia 2022 with Milos Sarcev on the Cutler Cast YouTube channel, Jay said:

“I still think Ramy can retire [next year]if he goes back to being full and hard.”

Addressing the predictions he made before the contest, Cutler said Ramy did nothing to retain his title.

He added:

“We were all wrong about Ram. Ramy did not produce as we expected. I mean it just goes to show man like we talked about all these guys and I talked at the beginning I think on and off camera that Andrew Jacked could come in and win the first time.

“We talked about Derek Lunsford – could he be second, maybe not win it because we had this thing that Mr. Olympias never won the first time, except for the first time in 1965. Everyone on the planet thought that Ramy would go. to come in a replay and win the third.”

Jay Cutler and Milos Sarcev in Big Ramy’s Olympia form

Milos Sarcev also revealed that he was surprised by Ramy’s performance at the event. He pointed out that the Egyptian won the race in 2020 and 2021 with the same problems that appeared this time.

Discussing Ramy’s downfall, Sarcev said:

“You [Cutler] said you were worried about his back in the sense that [you thought] he may not even win. In a sense, you were right. But he won with the same problems last year, so you would assume they wouldn’t penalize him now if they didn’t penalize him last year and if he’s a little bit bigger and just as conditioned or better – then he would be the rightful winner. “

Afterwards, Jay Cutler stated that Big Ramy’s lats were his biggest problem on stage.

He said:

“Lat obviously, but I thought the biggest issue with Ramy was number one, his condition, but most importantly, he couldn’t open the back. What was going on with his back?”

Sarcev answered:

“Now they [judges] they will look, they will scan his triceps,” said Milos Sarcev. “I would say [his back had] matter.”


With the above comments, Jay Cutler joined the list of bodybuilders who said they felt disappointed by Big Ramy’s form at Mr. Olympia. Ramy’s close friend/training partner Dennis James recently revealed that the defending champion looked “flat” hours before the race. Bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger was another who addressed Ramy’s poor performance.

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