'The Iranian Hulk' Has Announced He'll Be Making His MMA Debut

An absolute monster of a bodybuilder who calls himself 'The Iranian Hulk' has announced that he is going to make his MMA debut.

Sajad Gharibi is also known as the 'Persian Hercules' and stands at 6'2" tall, weighing in at a whopping 385 pounds.

He's a big unit, basically.

Seriously, though. He's massive. Credit: Instagram
Seriously, though. He's massive. Credit: Instagram

Told you.

The 27-year-old beast has amassed nearly half a million followers across social media, and now plans to move into the octagon and take on the world of mixed martial arts.

Now, just being really big isn't necessarily a guarantee that you'll be a great fighter, but it definitely gives you a decent chance.

He could probably knock a normal sized person's head of with one swipe of his bear-like paw.

Sajad Gharibi will fight some poor bastard this year. Credit: Instagram
Sajad Gharibi will fight some poor bastard this year. Credit: Instagram

Gharibi announced his new career move on Instagram - where he has most of his followers - and confirmed that he is going to fight at some point this year.

He said: "So I'm finally accepting my first professional fight from a Brazilian fighter before 2020."

Exactly who that Brazilian fighter is, we don't yet know. What we do know is that some UFC stars have already been sizing up the big man, hoping to get a shot at him.

Obviously, size doesn't always win against training, and MMA star Brian Ortega reckons that he'd make short work of the 'Persian Hercules' if they ever squared off against one another.

Wouldn't fancy it myself. Credit: Instagram
Wouldn't fancy it myself. Credit: Instagram

That's a bold claim given that he is only 5'8" and would be giving up a 250 pound weight advantage to his gigantic (potential) opponent.

Ortega recently spoke to TMZ about what his game-plan would be.

"I would just gas him out, piss him off," Ortega said.

"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."

That's fighting talk if ever it's been heard.

The bigger they are... Credit: Instagram
The bigger they are... Credit: Instagram

Of course, being a - shall we say - unique athlete such as Gharibi, there are a lot of offers flooding in for him.

In fact, there have also been rumours recently that he was set to join the WWE and put his considerable bulk to work in the professional wrestling arena.

Gharibi posted: "There has been a lot of talk and rumors about wwe and in particular my participation to join the company but all I have to say is at this time if there will be any collaboration between myself and 'Triple H' then I'll let you guys knows about it afterwards and hopefully I'll decide and make my final decision by the end of autumn!"

Watch this space.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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