Ime: Milan Jovanović
Nadimak: Milan Strongmen
Rodjen: 5 Februar, 1970
Niš, SFR Jugoslavija
Residence: Miami, Florida
Occupation: Powerlifting, Strongman, Bodyguard
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 310 pounds (140 kg)
Spouse: Jovana, model
2000 WPA World Championships: 275 lb.
Drug Free division
2004 WPC World Championships: 308 lb.
Milan „Strongman“ Jovanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Milan Jovanović) (born, 1970 in Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a former WPA and GPC world powerlifting champion and a strongman competitor. He is sometimes known by the nickname Ribcracker. He is also a writer and blogger.
Jovanović started powerlifting in 1998 and won nine Serbian national championships in a row. He achieved his major success in powerlifting at the international level by winning the 2000 WPA world title in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the 2003 WPC world title in Wien, Austria when he finished first overall with 936 lbs in squat.
In 2003 Jovanović entered his first Strongman competition, which was held in his native Niš, Serbia. He achieved his major success at the international level in 2005 when he finished fifth overall in the United Strongman Series competition. In 2006 he was injured and retired from competition.
Bench press – 628 pounds (285 kg)
Squat – 946 pounds (430 kg)
Deadlift – 794 pounds (361 kg)
Bodyguarding careerAfter injury he moved to the United States and became a bodyguard in Miami, Florida, working for celebrities including Mickey Rourke and Kimbo Slice. He also appeared in a few videos with Kimbo Slice. According to Bas Rutten, Jovanović is also Kimbo’s strength coach.
His blog on b92.net is the most visited blog in Serbia. Milan Strongman Jovanovic publishing his texts in Serbian issue of Playboy and newspaper Kurir.