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Massive Weightlifter Achieves Viral Fame As ‘Iranian Hulk’

Sajad Gharibi, a native of Iran,recently attracted a lot of online buzz when his Instagram photos went viral.

The 24-year-old weightlifter has gained the nickname of “Iranian Hulk,” a reference to the angry green superhero of the Marvel Comics universe, because of his massive build.

According to a report by The Sun, Gharibi has a body weight of about 25 stone and most of it is made of muscles. He can lift up to 386 lbs (175 kg).

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Photo credit: Sajad Gharibi/Instagram

Netizens across the world have taken interest with his impressive physical features, particularly with how small ordinary objects seem – such as a can of Fanta – when he holds it or is held close to him. Currently, he has amassed over 87,000 followers on Instagram.

Gharibi often updates his account and writes in Persian. He, however, often uses English hashtags such as #strongman#strongbody#big#mucsles#powerful and #wwe, possibly hinting his desires to join the world of wrestling.

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Photo credit: Sajad Gharibi/Instagram

In the past, Gharibi has joined powerlifting competitions and jas also represented his country as a bodybuilder. Despite his intimidating size though, his close friends swear that Gharibi is actually a “gentle giant with a good heart.”

For more updates about Sajad Gharibi, you can follow him on Instagram.

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk is a fictional superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. His first appearance was in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). Empire Magazine names him as the 14th Greatest Comic Book Character of all time.

In 2003, Hulk made his movie debut in Ang Lee’s Hulk starring Eric Bana. Edward Norton later replaced Bana as Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Incredible Hulk in 2008. In The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Mark Ruffallo played the role.

In the small screen, Hulk has been portrayed by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno in the 1977 CBS television series.

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