The scary thing is that this was only the beginning stage of Dorian's career. Yates hailed from Great Britain and if he could make such a buzz for himself in the UK, then come to the U.S. almost win the 3rd biggest title in the sport, and then get runner-up at the Mr. Olympia, then you knew you were dealing a very special bodybuilder. Lee Haney was born on November 11, 1959. A call-out involving Francis Benfatto, Thierry Pastel and Achim Albrecht had just been completed, and the judges were now set to make the last call of the muscularity round. Media Outlets Need to Police Supplement Claims. Shawn Ray, Kevin Levrone, Flex Wheeler to name a few). People swore by the magazines and they’d race to the newsstands to get each new copy. Much like when Arnold beat Zane a hundred years ago, Haney was still coming up the ranks, taking 3rd to the Lion of Lebanon. News, articles, personal pictures, videos & advice on everything related to bodybuilding - nutrition, supplementation, training, contest preparation, and more. There’s a variety of outlets and tons of high resolution photos circulating the net, sometimes within hours from the end of a contest. I know those things aren't really judged, but that's how I saw it. Haney got serious about bodybuilding when he was 16 in 1975, and four years later he was 1979 Teen Age Mr. America. I went into the semi relaxed pose and on purpose I properly banged my elbow into him. So, I already was in that frame of mind and when I compete I’m very focused, almost like quiet aggressiveness. Halfway to the center, Haney shot a glance mixed with a half-grin in Yates’ direction. I was at a show and I got a chance to sit down and talk one-on one and said I need to talk to about something. Haney was absolutely unstoppable. As it was they only met in competition once: A titanic clash at the 1991 Mr. Olympia in Orlando. Well done as well! Additionally, Haney represented family values, faith, and a sincere attention to many of the values that younger generations don’t pay as much mind to. There’s an over-abundance of coverage. check out the. The head judge duly obliged by calling out, “Lee Haney and …..Dorian Yates. Dorian, like Trump, was a force to be reckoned with. So, I realized I can’t be a fan anymore, man. I’d also be inclined to giving Haney the Side Chest. So, you know, this process is going on until I, like, got into a mine space where I’m gonna go and I’m gonna try and beat this guy. If he had been in the lead with seven he wouldn’t have entered in 1991, and bodybuilding would never have seen such a war of attrition as Haney and Yates provided. The only man to ever beat Haney, was 1983 Mr. Olympia Samir Bannout. You can see Haney smiling and looking from the corner of his vision; "what is the monster up to?!". That having been said, I’d never be forgiven if I didn’t give my take on how I think ‘92 would have gone down. In fact, there would never again be a Mr. O (Open) under 200lbs. There’s no way Yates would have beat Haney in any pose where biceps, midsection, or waist were involved. It was Saturday, September 14, 1991: a day of destiny in which Lee Haney would attempt to win his eighth Olympia crown and so eclipse the seven title haul of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Well, he told me the story and he’s the only guy I knew at this point. By 1983 he was a pro and notched his first pro victory that year at the Night of the Champions, six months before his 24, It was Saturday, September 14, 1991: a day of destiny in which Lee Haney would attempt to win his eighth Olympia crown and so eclipse the seven title haul of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Additionally, Haney represented family values, faith, and a sincere attention to many of the values that younger generations don’t pay as much mind to. So, I banged into him and I did it a couple of times to let him know, you know. It also had its fair share of aesthetically-pleasing bodybuilders (e.g. A call-out involving Francis Benfatto, Thierry Pastel and Achim Albrecht had just been completed, and the judges were now set to make the last call of the muscularity round. Makes you really appreciate how much suffering Dorian was willing to endure in order to win. Was that your first one? Very Interesting Article! Despite Yates winning one of the rounds, I still believe Haney beat him soundly, he had just a much better shape to his muscles and far superior taper, better symmetry.