'Popeye' Spotted Training With The 'Russian Hulk' After MMA Defeat
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A Russian MMA fighter nicknamed 'Popeye' due to his freakishly oversized biceps has been spotted training for his next battle with another viral star known as the 'Russian Hulk'.
Popeye- real name Kiril Tereshin, 23, posted an Instagram video of himself this week doing push-ups with 18-year-old Tamaev Asxab, also known as the 'Russian Hulk'.
Despite his enormous biceps Tereshin suffered a humiliating defeat in his debut MMA match last month after being choked unconscious in under three minutes by his opponent, blogger Oleg Mongol.
And if that wasn't humiliating enough, 'Bazooka Arms' Tereshin was also defeated in a slapping competition earlier this year after being knocked out in a single blow by world slapping champion Vasiliy 'The Dumpling' Kamotskiy, despite getting into a fierce war of words with his opponent before the match started.
Now it appears that Tereshin has finally realized that you can't cheat your way to toughness and has enlisted the help of the Russian Hulk in order to regain some credibility.
Tereshin, a former soldier, developed his freakish biceps after he started injecting his arms with the highly dangerous substance Synthol.
The drug is commonly used by bodybuilders to give them a temporary enlarged effect during a competition.
But now there are fears over Tereshin's long-term health, with doctors concerned that the fighter could end up losing the ability to use his arms and may even have to get them amputated.
The synthol injections reportedly caused tissue fibrosis followed by necrosis, seriously affecting his health, and 'Popeye' reportedly collapsed while taking part in a music video shoot for Russian singer Sultan Uragan.
Tereshin's physician, Dr.Yuriy Serebryanskiny said: "He could lose movement in his arms, the muscles could turn into ballast that he won't be able to use to lift things. He could end up disabled"
Popeye' also admitted that he has received a lot of media attention after developing his beach-ball biceps and posting unusual video clips on Instagram.
He said: "Online, many people treat me badly. In real life, they want to take photos with me.
"I am known in many countries and I am sure I have fans in the UK too."