The 2023 Mr. Olympia will crown only the best as champions. Only two weeks remain before the biggest names of the sport hit the stage and many are already speculating about who that might be. Milos Sarcev and Dennis Wolf discuss in a recent YouTube video whether Nick Walker will have what it takes to move up the ranks once again and potentially earn the coveted title of Mr. Olympia.
Nick Walker, also known as ‘The Mutant’, has a freak factor that no other bodybuilder brings to the stage. His monstrous mass has placed him high in the pecking order, especially following his back-to-back wins in 2021 at the New York Pro and Arnold Classic. From there, Walker has done nothing but improve his physique en route to establishing himself as an imposing Men’s Open competitor.
Just last year, Nick Walker jumped to third place at the 2022 Mr. Olympia which he then quickly followed up by earning silver at the 2023 Arnold Classic. Walker has been adamant that this year is his year and he is sure that with the combination of his freakishly large build and aesthetics, he has what it takes to seize the throne finally.
The 2023 Mr. Olympia is just two weeks away and many important figures in the sport have cast their predictions for the outcome this November 2-5. Milos Sarcev and Dennis Wolf are among those to give their take on how this show will end.
Milos Sarcev and Dennis Wold Discuss If Nick Walker Can Pull Off The Win At The 2023 Mr. Olympia
Milos Sarcev is a renowned bodybuilding coach who is currently working with Regan Grimes and the reigning 2023 Arnold Classic champion Samson Dauda. He has voiced his belief that Nick Walker won’t be able to pull through on stage when he is compared to others such as Dauda or Michal Krizo.
“I’m the president of the Nick Walker hate club. I absolutely love the guy and I always say exactly the same. Listen, bodybuilding is about size, yes, he has a chance there.
Balance… well, he has a problem there. Shape, oops. There’s another problem, then conditioning which he’s great, then presentation, then analyzing weaknesses and all that stuff.
All that being said considering he’s entering the contest against the best in the world that have the size, shape, definition, density, and all that stuff, he’s not favored to win. He can only win by out-freaking people. Then you say he’s one of the biggest. Is he? I mean remove the arms and then look at the rest and then compare. I mean Samson is considerably bigger than him. Michal Kriz right, could get into the conversation” Milos Sarcev said.
Not completely casting him aside, Sarcev mentions that it isn’t impossible for him to win, simply improbable.
“Can Nick Walker win the show? Absolutely. He can bring something crazy. Hard conditioning a fan favorite. You guys from New York you’ve seen what Marcus Ruhl did on stage at the Night of Champions New York Pro, but Markus Ruhl never won the Olympia.”
Dennis Wolf, an established bodybuilding veteran who battled it out against big names such as Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, and Phil Heath, chimed in with his opinion of Nick Walker going into the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
“He proves the people wrong. Every time he walks out on the stage he does it. Definitely, I mean, this is a type of physique where you really as a spectator just sitting there in the audience and you ask yourself, ‘What the fuck is that?’
“He is just out-powering everyone but I wouldn’t pick him as an absolute favorite physique to win Mr. Olympia but like I said before, he proves people right every time he is competing. I am very excited for what he’s going to bring on the stage this time.”
“His freakiness. He looks like a freak. He separates him completely from the other guys. So it’s a different picture, visually, he looks like different next to the guys. In some shots… he is overpowering them with his massive muscle mass, great condition but of course he has some issues. He doesn’t look like that nice I would say like the others like Andrew Jacked or so,” added Dennis Wolf.
Some have counted Nick Walker out considering the Men’s Open is so stacked, but with his track record, he is known for massive improvements and pulling through even in the toughest battles. Milos Sarcev doesn’t forget that when he discusses how Walker has the ability to ‘shock people.’
“Nick always delivers. Shocks people. I didn’t think he was going to win the New York back in the day and especially going into the Arnold Classic  I didn’t think he stood a chance. As soon as he stepped on stage he was the winner in 13 seconds.”
“He was just the crystal clear winner,” added Sarcev.
“Then he was top three in the world I mean at the Olympia, so he is that close. So everything that I’m saying here you have to take with a grain of salt. He has a crazy back double biceps.”
Dennis Wolf agrees with Sarcev that Nick Walker can shock the judges and end up taking first since he brings a look that no other competitor boasts.
“He has to out-freak everyone [to win 2023 Olympia]. His greatest point is the condition. He’s so crispy crisp so dry, you know with his freaky structure, he’s delivering,” added Dennis Wolf.
“He’s shocking the audience and probably the judges because it’s something different than we’re used to looking at.”
Nick Walker’s last physique update shows off his sheer size as he gets ready to take the stage. From his hardcore workout routine to his strict diet, Walker is putting in the work to make sure he leaves nothing on the table when he steps in front of the judges. Fans can look forward to seeing Nick Walker and bodybuilding’s other big names show off their hard work at the 2023 Mr. Olympia this November 2-5 in Orlando, Florida.