The Iranian Hulk Has Signed A Deal To Become A Bare-Knuckle Boxer
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The internet sensation known as the Iranian Hulk has signed a deal to become a bare-knuckle boxer.
Standing at 6ft 2ins and boasting arms and a chest that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be proud of, Sajad Gharibi shot to fame after stunning fans with his colossal frame.
He's bloody massive.
But not content with his army of social media followers, the 390-pound (177kg) unit has signed up with the Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC).
His upcoming bout was announced in a promotional video during the preliminary broadcast for BKFC 9 yesterday (Saturday 16 November).
And while it didn't confirm who the giant's opponent would be, the promo was tagged with the words 'World War III', 'USA vs. Iran', and the year 2020.
Later on in the evening, BKFC president David Feldman said: "This guy's going to make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut in early 2020.
"We're going to do a show entitled 'USA vs. Iran: World War III'. He's literally our biggest signing we've ever had.
"But he's going to make his way over to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, he's gonna make a home here, and we expect really, really big things from The Iranian Hulk."
So who will the big man go up against?
Earlier this year, he announced that he would be jumping in the cage to make his MMA debut and was called out by Brazilian Romario Dos Santos Alves, who said he was going to 'tear his head off'. A bold claim.
Sadly, however, we didn't get to see the two go toe to toe as, according to Gharibi, his opponent pulled out.
And with the 29-year-old Romario standing at just 5ft 8in and weighing in at 229lbs, it's not hard to see why.
Gharibi confirmed that the fight had been cancelled on Instagram, writing: "He wanted to knock my head off what a hilarious joke! I wish I could have faced him in the cage so that I could crush his head under my feat."
But he's not short of challengers, with MMA star Brian Ortega previously throwing his hat in the ring for a go at the big man.
Speaking to TMZ about what his game-plan would be if he were to fight Gharibi, Ortega said: "I would just gas him out, piss him off.
"Of course, you're gonna see me just get mauled up like a damn little chihuahua in the beginning.
"But just when I ride that wave out, it's a done deal man. He'll gas out and he'll be mine."