'Iranian Hulk' Signs For Bare Knuckle Promotion And Will Make His Debut In 2020
A power lifter nicknamed the 'Iranian Hulk' has signed a deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championships (BKFC) and he'll make his eagerly-awaited debut in early 2020.
Real name Sajad Gharibi is an internet sensation because of his huge physique. He stands at a towering six-foot-two and weighs in at a whopping 390lbs, or 176kg.
The man mountain, who's a former bodybuilder, has flirted with a move to the mixed-martial-arts world and he'll finally have the chance to prove if he can live up to his Marvel superhero namesake when he steps into the ring.
The 27-year-old will make his fighting debut in early 2020 after signing a deal with BKFC.
The promotion's president David Feldman announced the signing of Gharibi during the broadcast of last night's show.
He'll make his competitive bow at an event titled 'USA vs. Iran: World War 3'.
BKFC has announced they have signed internet sensation "The Iranian Hulk" a.k.a Sajjad Gharibi. He'll make his debut in 2020.
6'2", 390 pounds.
I have no words... pic.twitter.com/B1JXwFfAoe
- Nolan King (@mma_kings) November 17, 2019
#BKFC Say the Iranian Hulk will make his debut in early 2020 and it'll be "USA vs Iran: World War 3"
Just don't know if I'm feeling that name, but I'm all for this monster fighting in bare knuckle #BKFC9 pic.twitter.com/hRaxw0SL9G
- Jon Realejo (@BloodyCanvasMMA) November 17, 2019
BKFC was founded in April 2018 and they've held nine shows, including last night's event headlined by the rematch between Jason Knight vs. Artem Lobov.
The promotion has successfully lured some of the biggest names in MMA and boxing to their roster. From former UFC title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga to ex-boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi.
The acquisition of Gharibi is just another high-profile signing for the fledgling fight company.