Phil Heath vs Kai Greene again?
Last week, reigning Mr. Olympia Phil Heath apparently called out Kai Greene to put pen to paper and accept his special invitation to the 2017 Mr. Olympia.
It can be said Kai Greene is the only bodybuilder who came the closest to dethrone Phil Heath.
These two athletes have had some decent clashes in the past and at the last Mr. Olympia that Kai Greene competed in, they clashed heavily at the press conference and as well things heated up on stage.
WATCH: Kai Greene and Phil Heath 2014 Olympia Press Conference Argument
Kai Greene is the proclaimed people’s champion and all his fans are dreaming again since he was invited to the 2017 Mr. Olympia.
In a recent post on his official Twitter page, Phil Heath said “Tell him (Kai Greene) to sign his contract. He’s doing his fans a disservice by talking in riddles every year. If u don’t want to compete just say it”
Obviously, Phil Heath as the reigning champion should be ready to take on anybody that challenges him. Will his recent message make Kai Greene change his mind and accept the invitation?
Kai Greene has been very busy in the last two years, building his supplement company, making films and making appearances on sport television shows.
Kai Greene’s focus has moved away from the bodybuilding stage and seeing him prep for a show as big as the Mr. Olympia could be a bit difficult with all his commitments.
If Kai Greene does decide to compete at the 2017 Mr. Olympia, it will be one of the most popular Olympia’s in recent years.
Knowing Kai Greene, if he is to put pen to paper, it would most probably be at the last minute. A great tactic to keep all the bodybuilding fans on the edge of their seat.
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Phil Heath is tired of people talking about Kai Greene at an Olympia he’s not competing in.
The Mr. Olympia 2017 press conference has come to a close and, as usual, some hyped and insane things were said a day before the competitions go underway. Big Ramy and Phil Heath butted heads when Ramy claimed he would “bring something that no one has ever seen before to the Olympia stage” with Dexter Jackson even chiming in with some venomous words.
But by far the most bombastic thing that was said came (of course) from Phil Heath. When the press conference started leaning towards yet another year of Kai Greene’s absence… Phil just didn’t want to hear it anymore:
“We need don’t need Kai. We don’t need him… Kai’s moved on and he’s doing different things. We have some incredible athletes. Let’s not discredit what you guys see before you by bringing up people who just don’t matter right now. They just don’t.”
Even three years later – Kai Greene’s precence can still be felt at the Mr. Olympia. While Phil Heath may be right that Kai is not competing and is not the focus of the competition; one can’t argue that in a sense he DOES matter because people still talk about him even when he’s not competing.
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