Kai Greene, considered by many as one of the best professional bodybuilders in the world, has been banned from 2015 Mr. Olympia because of “late registration”.

Greene, one of the most recognizable bodybuilding figures and a veteran for more than two decades, announced his ban in a tearful video on YouTube. Kai Greene did not get into the reasons for the ban but remarked there may be another project in the works of the Mr. Olympia competition. The American IFBB professional bodybuilder was the first runner up (2nd Place) at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Mr. Olympia competition.

Phil Heath, who defeated Kai Greene in 2013 and 2014, to bag the top spot also emerged victorious at this year’s Mr. Olympia.

According to media rumors, Greene could have asked for a promotional booth for free and this caused him into a standoff with the event coordinators. However, speculations were soon out after a statement placing the blame squarely on Greene was released by Mr. Olympia promoter Robin. It was remarked by Robin that Kai has had his Olympia contract since April but refused to sign it for reasons known only to Kai and added this is the same contract Kai has signed for the past 6 years. The Mr. Olympia promoter added nothing but the dates have changed and there is no truth in the news that Kai Greene was banned from competing as he was sent the contract and he was not even banned from the expo as reported by some.

Immediately after news about Greene’s ban emerged, it was announced by high-ranking official and former Mr. Olympia judge Lee Thompson that he is starting Nspire Physique Champions Global, his own bodybuilding organization, which has already attracted some of the biggest names in the world of professional bodybuilding.

Kai Greene was the favorite to win the competition this year. He had finished second in each of the last three years at the IFBB’s annual Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition.

Greene, dubbed one of the most inspirational athletes of his time, recently entered into a partnership with Isolator Fitness, Inc. to create Kai Greene Collection that will include a new line of meal management Isobag Lunch Coolers. The 2-time Arnold Classic Champion and star of the critically acclaimed 2013 film Generation Iron, Greene has over 5 million combined fans on his social media platforms.

Kai Greene was introduced to the idea of teenage competition by his seventh grade English teacher. Greene soon became an enthusiastic bodybuilder and competed in the National Physique Committee (NPC). Greene won the 1999 NPC Team Universe and took a break of five years from competitions before he re-emerged into the bodybuilding arena and won the 2004 NPC Team Universe contest. In 2011, Greene started working with preparation coach George Farah. He was placed first in the 2011 New York Pro Championship and his third place win at Mr. Olympia in 2011 qualified him for the 2012 contest in Las Vegas. Greene launched his own supplement brand “Dynamik muscle” in 2015.

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