Enormous bodybuilder signs with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) continues to make headlines, and their latest signing is literally a huge one. At the end of their BKFC 9 Prelims, they announced that social media sensation Sajad Gharibi “Iranian Hulk” will make his debut in 2020.
This is not the first time “Iranian Hulk,” or “Persian Hercules” has gone viral. In mid-2016 the 385 lbs (~175 kg) bodybuilder said that he was going to help fight ISIS, but is now turning his focus on bare-knuckle fighting.
The Iranian bodybuilder Sajad Gharibi is the latest in a string of popular social media stars expressing a desire to compete in martial arts. And with several successful cross-over fights, we can only expect more and more of these things in the future.
This is what BKFC President David Feldman had to say about Sajad Gharibi (transcript by MMAFighting):
“This guy’s going to make his Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship debut in early 2020,” David Feldman said. “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.’”
Check out some of the pictures from his Instagram:
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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 هدف تو مبارزه نیست هدف تو دیده شدن در رسانه هست تو هرگز روبروی من نمیتونی قرار بگیری بهت پیشنهاد میکنم این ریسک نکن مجسمه بزرگ رستم دستان و رخش