Heated Debate Between Samir Bannout And Chris Cormier Over Big Ramy

Samir-Bannout and Big Ramy

Phil Heath vs Big Ramy who should have been Mr. Olympia?

1983 – IFBB Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout has been very vocal on the state of modern bodybuilding from the past couple of years.

In a recent post on his official Instagram Samir Bannout blamed Big Ramy’s coaches…  ‘every time that Ramy show up perfect the following day’

It is upsetting to me, every time that Ramy show up perfect the following day…which means that his coaches are not capable enough!! Sad but true… enough pretending you know it all… Cause YOU DON’T-

IFBB legend Chris Cormier took Big Ramy under his guard after Big Ramy had stints with Dennis James, George Farah, and Chris Aceto.

Check out the following posts of Samir Bannout and Chris Cormier’s short reply:

officialsamirbannoutIt is upsetting to me, every time that Ramy show up perfect the following day…which means that his coaches are not capable enough!! Sad but true… enough pretending you know it all… Cause YOU DON’T-


officialsamirbannoutOf course I am pulling for Ramy, but I am also with the truth, Ramy was unreal the following day, but why the BS ?? The prejudging is what counts most… there no needs to be great the day after… the main result start on Friday. Night… Saturday night doesn’t help him much… in fact I was sitting next to Dorian n Colman… both agreed that Phil/ Bonak/ Ramy… cause Ramy wasn’t popping up like he should… 100% the truth… could he been as hard as Bonak he would have been Mr. Olympia today! I mean that


officialsamirbannout yeah that’s true his midsection weren’t perfect… but he still was the deserving winners in that Olympia!! Let’s not hide from the truth and give excuses… that won’t help us!!


officialsamirbannout I looked at a video posted on Ramy’s wall… that video gave me a deeper insight at what went on!! The truth is he could have won… there was a HUGE error on behalf of those coaching him!! I am 100% sure of that … I even will tell them in their face n give’m a lesson on what they should have done… very unintelligent maneuvering made by inexperienced wanna be!!


officialsamirbannout yes sir!! He didn’t pop up like he should have… did you see Bonak quality… that what I am talking about!!


officialsamirbannout listen, nobody gang up on Ramy… don’t spread this BS… I was there with Dorian & Ronny … I will NEVER tell you lies… my prejudging wasn’t in my brother Ramy’s favor… I won’t even help my own son wins if he doesn’t deserve that!! The truth… Phil deserves it!!


officialsamirbannoutGuys please listen!! Hear me out, I love Ramy so much & will do anything to help contribute to him, I swear that all I want… but the truth MUST be told!! Don’t jump into conclusions and think I don’t care about him,, cause I DO!!❤️


chriscormier2 @officialsamirbannout I disagree with you , you know I’m close to them I see things you have no idea about what you’re saying


officialsamirbannout@chriscormier2 what’s that got to do with it… I LOVE Ramy…You have no idea my man. My 45 years of experience have an opinion & why not… Am I not telling the truth + I do speak the truth… without animosity… I want nothing more than watching Ramy wins!!! BTW, you told me back stage at the expo that Ramy wasn’t shredded enough… so ENOUGH BS Chris… I was the one who took you to the Middle East in the first place… you seems to forget quickly … yes I am proud of them big Chris, let’s all come clean… Only God is perfect!!


officialsamirbannoutLook guys, Dennis James is experienced & did an excellent job!! George Farah did well too… Chris Aceto with decades of experience did a fantastic job as well, but Ramy has to stick with the same coach cause they have already learned his body and can make things much easier the following years instead of switching every year… that’s my opinion with all due respect… I absolutely want NO CREDIT for anything… I am simply irritated cause he could have won already even now he shouldn’t change coaches in my opinion cause they have records of everything…what was good or bad… end of it from my side…Don’t get irritated cause I am only concern about big Ramy…Ramy is a wonderful young man with God givens genetic… he can even do it with any of us that keeps confusing him and putting him under pressure… I know if we all let him be… he will prevail!! Thank you for listening… we all have an opinion… that’s my honest opinion that comes out of love for Ramy!! No more or less- peace and God bless.


officialsamirbannout  You were there Mr.?? I was, pretty close too & I saw Ramy and talked to him for a bit in the auditorium right after prejudging… BTW, are you more knowledgeable than Dorian n Colman and myself… I’d say no way, but it’s your opinion & I respect that… but trust me Dorian n Ronnie wanted Phil to lose if anything & not to break their records, understand now… but the truth must be told, Phil was popping up more & we have our opinions too… like I said sure he was better than ever, but my point was did he looked more ripped than Phil or Bonak… honestly he did not… so please bodybuilding is complicated to many that don’t understand the real tech behind bodybuilding keep in mind that you may be @ 1% body fat and still come out last… Ramy with Bonak conditioning would have been absolutely UNBEATABLE!! …END of me answering to anyone about that topic!! Thank you.


officialsamirbannout  BTW, Hani Rambod has been spotless in my opinion, simply because he knows his clients to the T!! This is what it’s all about learning more n more from previous years … you don’t fire your coach from the 1st year.., give him or her another chance to make you better n better every year… you can easily tell dumb coaches though… hmmm… but Honestly I think Ramy got in fantastic shape and worked beyond hard & I am not talking about that… I am only referring to the final 72 hours no more or less!! If I was with Ramy the night before he would have WON hands down!! Don’t ask me how now… it’s already to late… remember 45 years experience can easily wipe out 10 doctors or coaches that done that only practice for 8-10 times… the truth & I insist on that-


officialsamirbannout people are stupid at times… cause I don’t think that happened at all… and Ramy WILL WIN it very soon!!


officialsamirbannoutno he’s not weak @ all and he looked incredible only he didn’t pop up enough, another word his muscles didn’t seems as etched as Bonack or Heath and if he looked as ripped as Bonack he could have easily won. Dorian and I felt the same but we were impressed by how lean he was, personally I think he was too dehydrated…a half of gallon of fluid would have done the job… of course there’s way to do that and not gulp gulp gulp…OMO!!


officialsamirbannoutChris is excellent and I have no doubt, because he’s been ultra ripped before, no more or less but he seems to misunderstand my point!!


officialsamirbannoutI am not taking sides I swear why I like Dennis n George yes I favor Chris cause I knew him from the early 80’s and we share similar concepts on the sport but what I said every one has helped and all could have taking him to win but keep changing things without smart thinking isn’t good at all… just remember, how many greats tried to win the O n failed why, we’re all human and we should learn from our mistakes… I honestly would stick with experienced champions instead of Drs or nutritionist… Bodybuilding competition is much deeper than everyone think & science alone won’t cut it!!! PEACE ✌️

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32 Comments on "Heated Debate Between Samir Bannout And Chris Cormier Over Big Ramy"

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Wajdi Fredericks
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Majed Nayeem Fakhry Munir Haywood Shaheem Laattoe Mogamat Jakoet

Shaheem Laattoe
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Big Ramy certainly was big and definitely looked the part, but I guess when you speak of the X frame, Phil took it again….

Adrian Malerbe
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Samir has a point. Stick to one coach that way that coach gets to know your body and can make adjustments.. seems reasonable and common sense.

Adrian Malerbe
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By the way, I agree with you Phil deserved it but the way he behaved afterwords is not what a champion should do . I can’t imagine Dorian ,Ronnie, you, Zane, Haney, etc, behaving that way. When you’re given the keys to the castle, you got to act like a king not a grunt. I was 17 when you won in 1983 , it inspired me to compete and tried to be a class act and I really appreciate it. Rami will win!

Arnas Exodus
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Yeah, im Phil fan, but i feel completely disappointed by his actions. I understand he tries to be like Arnold, but instead he looks like high school dumb bully. Nobody would talk as much shit like now if he accept the critisism and move on, make adjustments. Its Really hard to be Jon Jones or Phil fan these days when they disappoint you every time they had a chance.

Farhan Amjad
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Great point Adrian Malerbe , the perfect example is flex and bonac , phil heath also

Gyan Jairam
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Vijay Kumar Ravichandra Reddy

Erik Soots Weaver
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I follow Samir on another site and read his comments and also posted my opinions. Ramy Should Be Mr. O. But In order to beat Phil you have to be 110 nlpercent and Phil has to be 90 percent. Big Ramy was off the prejudging mostly evidence his oil and tan that made him seems flat and dry with no pop to his muscle aslo Ramys Muscle Maturity in his Back was not detail as Phil. Mr Bannout has a valid point.

Adrian Malerbe
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Agree brother👍❤️

Erik Soots Weaver
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Welcome

Imad Menhem
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Rafic Nohra

Nick Morgan
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So frustrating and he’s right he seems to lose it in the last 72 hours throwing away months of training and doing everything else perfect. I agree in prejudging color was off as well as oil. I’m sorry even with that he could have one not should have but it could have easily went his way and the way Phil acted post win just solidified what everyone else thinks. He’s an arrogant narcissistic prick

Billy Greene
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You just can’t beat Phil you have to knock him out, even at his worst he still is one step a head of everyone else.

Carlo Javier Banisal
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oKai 😂

Lesley Fernandez
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Especially where his gut is concerned!

Adrian Malerbe
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Samir ,correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Lee Labrada ahead of Lee Haney in 88′ or 89′ Mr O in LA after prejudging ? And Haney came back to win in the Saturday finals? I would love your input❤️

Austin Woodard
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Back in Samirs day there was no coach he had to win his 1 and only Olympia by himself.Ramy do your thing but do it yourself . Learn your body that’s the only way he can win. Coaches just make money.

Craig Eyerick
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Big road Ram my is the king.
Heath knows it in his heart of
Hearts.

Alex Krstanovic
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Delusional 😂😂😂

Craig Eyerick
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You’re still living in illusion you’re still living in pain it comes down to that the sorrow of the moment in your pea-sized brain

John Santostefano
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Can’t argue with success ..Bannout, Yates, Coleman…can’t argue with them. Period

George Kirakos
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Body’s back than were way nice. That nasty gh gut and big waste kills eveything. That’s why best division now is classic physique

Chris Mason
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Samir should STFU because he had the SAME issue. He almost NEVER hit his best condition for the day of the show.

Saša Zlatarev
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Samir Banot..1…

Cheng Goh
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Zul Hashim

Zul Hashim
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Maybe stick with one coach could be the answer.

Matthew Daniel
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Oh but every Facebook expert swears Ramy won

Jonathan Smith
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Adam Fertel

Frank Rhea
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For the record Ramy has to reduce waist or build back. Ramy must reduce hips or increase back and hams. Ramy has no lower back development due to genetics VS Phil. One arm is not as big as the other. Truth is Roden in a little better shape is much bigger with much cleaner lines. Phil crushed Ramy as did The Blade, Wallace and Bonac. The muscle maturity was so much better in Phil, The Blade, Wallace and Bonac than Ramy case closed end of story

Lee Glen
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On point! The waste plays a big part of the symmetry that judges want small.

Siviwe Svigee
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Samir Bannout rule

Suhail Shawl
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Samir banout is right….cormier failed himself as coach….

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