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Iranian Hulk Signs Up To Bare-Knuckle Boxing Championship And Is Looking For An Opponent

by : Cameron Frew on : 17 Nov 2019 17:05
Iranian Hulk Signs Up To Bare-Knuckle Boxing Championship And Is Looking For An OpponentIranian Hulk Signs Up To Bare-Knuckle Boxing Championship And Is Looking For An OpponentIranian Hulk/Instagram

The Iranian Hulk has joined the Bare-Knuckle Boxing Championship – but he’s still searching for his first opponent. 

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Sajad Gharibi has long circulated the web, earning his superhero title for his outrageous, near inhuman physique.

The 27-year-old is also known as the Persian Hercules. With that in mind, do you reckon you could take him in a fight?

At 390lb and 6ft 2in, he’s an absolute monster of a man, weighing roughly the same as a killer whale calf.

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Gharibi is the latest signing by the American fighting organisation, and is expected to make his debut in the ring sometime in 2020.

The Iranian Hulk previously said in 2016 that he’d join military forces to help fight the so-called Islamic State.

However, in January, he announced his interest in MMA fighting and used Instagram – where he has nearly 45,000 followers – to invite people to get in the ring with him.

He wrote: 

Be brave and invite me to fight, rather than hiding behind your sponsors. I am ready to fight you, show me what you’ve got to say in the ring.

It took a while, but in May, someone finally stepped up. Gharibi wrote: ‘So I’m finally accepting my first professional fight from a Brazilian fighter before 2020.’

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However, the hype for the fight was over too quickly; he was widely speculated to be fighting 29-year-old Romario dos Santos Alves, also known as the Brazilian Hulk.

The pair have a bit of a history: in March this year, he threatened to ‘tear off’ Gharibi’s head in an online video. However, he only weighs 229lb, so it’s not exactly the fairest match-up.

In July this year, Gharibi wrote on Instagram his Brazilian counterpart refused to fight him in the cage.

Let’s hope the Iranian Hulk finds his Abomination soon.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BCTJ-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and took up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: News, MMA

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