Brandon Hendrickson alleges he and George Brown had a less than friendly run in at the 2020 Olympia.
So it appears that Men’s Physique Olympia champion Brandon Hendrickson had a pretty interesting time at the 2020 show. Not only did he pick up a major win, but it appears that Hendrickson had a bit of an altercation with a fellow competitor. According to Hendrickson, he was physically assaulted by George Brown.
While these are merely allegations at this moment, this is nothing to scoff at. Brandon Hendrickson was pretty vehement about his claim. According to him and George Brown had a less than friendly run in at the 2020 Olympia this past December.
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During a recent interview, Brandon Hendrickson went in depth about the alleged altercation he had with George Brown. Hendrickson alleges that the altercation with Brown was over a dispute with their (former) mutual coach, Mandus Buckle. In the interview Brandon Hendrickson speaks in detail on his dispute with Mandus as well as Brown.
A Not So Friendly Encounter
“Two days out from the 2020 Mr. Olympia, I get assaulted,” said Hendrickson. “Nobody knows this, but I get assaulted by (Brown) two days out from Mr. Olympia. I had to call Jim Manion, I had to call Dan Solomon. They all know about this.”
“I was physically assaulted. If it goes to court, we’re going to go get video from the hotel. If it goes to court. It was at the host hotel.
“I left Mandus, and George is with Mandus,” explained Hendrickson. “After the show, after all my shows I give Mandus money for whatever, just to be my coach. He doesn’t ask me for anything, I just give it to him. So I left him, now he’s asking for the money two weeks out. He’s asking me to pay him whatever I owe him…some $700.
“My lawyer’s like ‘Leave Brandon alone, he needs to do his show. We’ll focus on the money after the show.’ George Brown, two days out at the meet and greet, the Thursday, he bumps my elbow. He was like ‘You know you owe that n-word Mandus money, $700.’
“So I looked at George and I’m like ‘You have nothing to do with this. This money that I owe Mandus is about me and Mandus, it’s not me you.’
“That night we go to the Uber pickup, George is there. Me and my wife are there, and I see George. He walks up and literally checks me with his elbow in my arm. So I had to put a defense up. He checks me, and he says ‘Get the eff out of my way, stay the eff out of my way,’ and walks off.”
These are some pretty serious allegations by Brandon Hendrickson. While no serious injury occurred, should these allegations be proven true, it still must have been a lot to deal with ahead of competing at the Olympia.
While nothing has has been confirmed by the other parties involved, this allegation is sure to stir up trouble for Mandus Buckle and George Brown.
The Generation Iron team will continue to follow this story as it develops.
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