The guy Max is facing, Lou Cypher, has felt that pain before. Cypher left the ring during the pairs last match, after attempting to choke Max with his trademark chain. Now the tables have turned. This time, to ensure the bout reaches a conclusion, Cypher and Max will be chained together with a 13-foot dog collar, unable to be separated before a victor is decided. Will the 610 Cypher be able to topple the mountain that is Maximum Capacity? New Times sat down with the colossus himself to find out just how striking a structure Max, the original Worlds Largest Athlete, really is.
New Times: Whats your strategy for the upcoming fight?
Maximum Capacity: Its going to be exciting; a 300-pound guy and a 600-pound guy connected by 15-foot chain and a dog collar. But plain and simple, Im stronger than he is, and Im just going to drag him around the ring and beat the hell out of him.
What separates you from other wrestlers? Everyone these days are into steroid freaks and muscle bound jerks. Im a real American. The kids can look up to me. I mean, Im heavy and overweight, but Im your average Joe. Im a couch potato. Its actually harder to look like me and get my build than it is to be a muscular guy. So if I can do it, anybody can.
Has any single opponent ever lifted you?
No. I cannot be body slammed. There are guys who might be able to lift me a few inches. But I dont know why they even try. They must feel like Superman. I just cut them off and body slam them instead.
This stuff really hurts, doesnt it?
I dare the people [who say wrestling is fake] to get in the ring with us. Most wrestlers, with the exception of me, are the best athletes in the world. You gotta be in excellent condition to work a match.
Do you have one of those cool intro songs you come out to?
I have one Ive used for seven years. A former ring announcer made it for me. I actually want a new one made, so if anyone out there reading this wants to do one for me Id like that.
What would you look for in a new intro song?
It would be a warning saying, Youre about to exceed Maximum Capacity. And then all hell should break loose. I want sirens, I want bombs, I want buildings crumbling, everything. Because youve been warned, and now its too late. Im all destruction in the ring.
Chained Fury explodes at 7:30 p.m. at the Boulevard Heights Rec Center (6770 Garfield St., Hollywood). Tickets cost $12. Visit d1pw.com or worldslargestathlete.com for more info.
Fri., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2009