Within the 12 months 2021, Worldwide Federation of Bodybuilding and Health (IFBB) Professional League member Darwin Uribe burst onto the scene when he gained the 2021 Chicago Professional within the Traditional Physique division. With an earned qualification to the 2021 Mr. Olympia, Uribe ended up forgoing the distinguished contest. The athlete would return the next 12 months to win the 2022 Houston Match of Champions however determined to not compete within the Olympia once more. With one other aggressive season now in full swing in 2023, the bodybuilder has made one other powerful choice.
On Feb. 21, 2023, Uribe revealed in an Instagram publish that he could be withdrawing his place as a presumed Traditional Physique competitor within the 2023 Arnold Traditional (AC). Somewhat than compete within the Mar. 2-5, 2023 contest in Columbus, OH, Uribe intends to first work by some undisclosed issues first.
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Whereas Uribe didn’t make clear precisely what compelled him to withdraw from the 2023 AC (and, by extension, the 2022 Olympia beforehand), he maintained it was one thing he couldn’t simply gloss over and that it was partly out of his management.
” … I’m grateful for get invited for the second time in my sixth Professional present in my quick profession as knowledgeable,” Uribe wrote. “Sadly that is one thing that I gained’t have the ability to end … sadly I can’t push by this now and end as a result of there are at all times extra pink flags, and pink flags point out to you it’s time to cease.”
The athlete additionally clarified that he apparently thought-about withdrawing from the 2023 AC someday across the 2022 Olympia however had already despatched his software in for the competition. Nonetheless, it appears the bodybuilder will give attention to his well being and well-being for now.
“This time I’m prioritizing myself, on the lookout for myself, taking in my very own selections greater than expectations or what folks assume or need from me as an athlete.”
Up to now, as a comparatively newer Professional League member, Uribe has by no means competed within the Olympia. In the one AC look of his profession in 2022, the athlete completed in eighth place within the Traditional Physique Division. Two-time Traditional Physique Olympia runner-up Terrence Ruffin gained his second consecutive Traditional Physique AC title at that version of the competitors.
It’s unclear what the longer term holds for Uribe as a bodybuilder. He appears to be understandably prioritizing himself fairly than the typically demanding rigors of competitors, vitamin, and coaching. For now, the bodybuilding group should wait and see what the athlete might need in retailer down the road.