A weightlifter dubbed the Iranian Hulk will take to the battlefield to fight ISIS as a volunteer soldier. Sajad Gharibi, 24, from Iran, is said to weigh nearly 24 and a half stone and almost all of it is muscle. He announced on social media to his 127,000 followers he is joining Iranian forces fighting ISIS extremists occupying Syria.
Gharibi puts much of his size down to genetics, but because of his frame he has had to deny ongoing rumours he is the executioner for ISIS known as The Bulldozer, according to 9 News. Little is known of the Iranian Hulk’s personal life, but ending the terrorists’ regime in war-torn Syria is said to be close to his heart.
The giant man with a fierce expression has a cult following on Instagram where he posts about what he does best – weightlifting. But his Instagram account doesn’t feature the type of food and workout posts most weightlifters and workout obsessives share, instead it displays an array of gobsmacking topless photos of himself and unpretentious pictures of him going about his day to day life.
His huge frame and bulging muscles have earned him the name of Hulk or Hercules. He can lift more than 180kg, which is more than he weighs, and competes in the powerlifting category of competitions. He has also participated in bodybuilding competitions representing his country.