Photo: Instagram
Photo: Gharibi's Instagram
Photo: Instagram

'Iranian Hulk' joins bare-knuckle fighting contest

The 190kg bodybuilder and internet sensation, who vowed in the past to join the fight against ISIS, will make his debut in 2020 with fight organizers already planning 'Iran vs. U.S.A.' bout

Sajad Gharibi, the bodybuilder and internet sensation who goes by the name "Iranian Hulk" has announced on social media that he joined the Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship.



Gharibi stands at 1.87 meters and weighs about 180 kg.



Gharibi, 27, also known as the Persian Hercules, is set to debut next year, BKFC President David Feldman said.


'The Iranian Hulk', Sajad Gharibi (Photo: Gharibi's instagram)
'The Iranian Hulk', Sajad Gharibi (Photo: Gharibi's instagram)


“We’re going to do a show entitled ‘USA vs. Iran: World War III,’” Feldman said.


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So I’m finally accepting my first professional fight from a Brazilian fighter before 2020 More updates to come via international mass media for any inquiries please contact (Im ready for the challenge) اخیرا یکی از ورزشکاران برزیلی من رو به چالش مبارزه در رینگ دعوت کرده بود ، من برای این مبارزه آماده هستم و طبق هماهنگی هایی که در حال انجام هست تا قبل از سال جدید میلادی این مبارزه انجام خواهد شد ، اخبار کامل بزودی از رسانه های بین المللی منتشر خواهد شد . تا قبل از سال جدید میلادی حداقل یک مبارزه خواهیم داشت

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“Gharibi is literally our biggest signing we’ve ever had.”


The 27-year-old has been unveiled as the latest signing by the American fighting organization and is expected to step into the ring in 2020.


Gharibi gained fame in 2016 following an Instagram post where he vowed to join the fight against ISIS.



Gharibi did not name his opponent, but it was speculated to be 29-year-old Romario dos Santos Alves, also known as the Brazilian Hulk.


Alves threatened to "tear off" Gharibi's head in an Instagram video in March.


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