Sajad Gharibiespecially popular as the Iranian Hulk or Persian Hercules is an Iranian bodybuilder, weightlifter and mixed martial arts (MMA) practitioner. Besides, he is also an Instagram star with 1 million followers on his Instagram account.
Despite being a social media personality, he has been able to keep his life a mystery. He hasn’t opened up much about his personal life and family. The Iranian Hulk became famous for his distinctive body features that look like a ‘hulk’. On the other hand, he was accused of photoshopping his photos to make them look better than he actually is. So, what’s the truth?
Likewise, he has also appeared in the fighting rings alongside the fighters like Martyn Ford and Kazah Titan. So did he win the Iranian Hulk vs Martyn Ford match? Read the article below to find out all about his parents, height, weight, MMA fights and more with us.
- 1 Iranian Hulk Sajad Gharibi’s Biography; His age, education and wife
- 2 Sajad Gharibi eats 5-7 meals every day to maintain weight
- 3 Iranian Hulk reportedly did an advertising job
- 4 Who won the fight between the Iranian Hulk and Martyn Ford? His MMA match against the scariest man in the world
- 5 Sajad Gharibi was eliminated in boxing debut with Kazah Titan
- 6 Iranian Hulk deletes photos from Instagram after they were Photoshopped
- 7 How much money does Sajad Gharibi aka “Iranian Hulk” make?
Iranian Hulk Sajad Gharibi’s Biography; His age, education and wife
Iranian Hulk was born on December 19, 1991 in Ahvaz, Khuzestan, Iran. The bodybuilder, born and raised in Iran, is of Iranian nationality and has a Persian ethnic background. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius and follows Islam as a religion.
Since Gharibi became famous in his later days, not much information about his family is available in the media. He has not spoken about his parents or other relatives. However, according to sources, he is a married man who has a wife and also a child. Yet their identities are still confused.
He graduated because of his educational background. He received his bachelor’s degree in commerce from Azad University in Bushehr.
How old is Sajad Gharibi?
As of 2022, the Iranian hulk will be 31 years old.
Sajad Gharibi eats 5-7 meals every day to maintain weight
While many people wonder what the giant-looking bodybuilder’s body weight is and assume it is more than what it actually is, his exact weight is 155 kg, which is currently 341 pounds. Previously, he weighed 183 kg and had to lose weight due to his health condition.
According to the resident of Iran, he had been gaining muscle for 15 years and has not taken any steroids or supplements. In addition, he said it was purely because of the exercise he did and the diet he ate.
When asked about his diet, he stated that he eats 5 to 7 meals a day, including rice, egg whites and boiled potatoes. Likewise, when preparing for a competition, he increases the diet to 7 to 11 meals.
What is his height?
Sajad Gharibi stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches tall.
Iranian Hulk reportedly did an advertising job
The Persian Hercules is a weightlifter who today has millions of followers on his Instagram. He has been able to grab the attention of the public with his gigantic physique, making him look like a real “Hulk.
The bodybuilder has participated in many competitions of powerlifting and bodybuilding, representing his country. Later, he also started boxing because he injured his leg and the doctor forbade him to put any weight on his legs.
On the doctor’s advice, he reduced his exercise and also trained as an MMA fighter. However, according to some reports, he did an advertising job at the beginning of his career.
He had an offer to work in movies
The fame of Sajad Gharibi not only helped him gain followers and admirers but also brought him many opportunities. In addition to bodybuilding and powerlifting, he also got an offer to star in a movie.
The Iranian Hulk in an interview said he was invited to play in Ershad Dao. But since he was working on a teaser where he played as a ranger, he had to decline the offer.
Who won the fight between the Iranian Hulk and Martyn Ford? His MMA match against the scariest man in the world
Martyn Ford was all set for his debut MMA match with Iran’s Hulk in the Polish organization KSW in 2019, but it was later cancelled. Before the match, there was a pre-fight between the two in Dubai where Ford completely destroyed Gharibi.
Since it was easy for him to knock off his opponent and he didn’t think he was in a mental state of fighting, so he withdrew from the fight. Martyn Ford even said he wasn’t as tough and impressive as he was in the photos.
Even before the pre-fight, Ford said he had asked his opponent if he really wanted to fight. He told Iran,
If you’re sure you want to fight, I want to fight someone who wants to fight because I didn’t train and sacrifice six months of my life to get into it and just not want you there. You have to make sure you want to fight. Neither of us are professional, but I took this deadly seriously.”
Persian Hercules family abandoned him because he lost the battle
After the pre-fight in Dubai, the boxer suffered an emotional breakdown and burst into tears on Iranian TV. He stated that his family had abandoned him because he was not strong enough after watching his video. The Iranian hulk said:,
“I can’t talk to my father and my mother, when I spoke to her she said, ‘The person in this video that I saw was not my son, my son is much stronger than this.’ “It hurts my heart not being able to talk to my family. I’ve lost my pride and been destroyed.”
Gharibi then went on to mention that he is taking sleeping pills because he cannot sleep at night. When he was offended and was just processing all the incidents, he got a call from the… Kazakh Titan for another match. Unfortunately, he didn’t last long in that match either.
Sajad Gharibi was eliminated in boxing debut with Kazah Titan
As we mentioned above, after Ford withdrew from battle, the Iranian hulk was sad and angry. Meanwhile, he was challenged again by Djumaniv Almat Bakhytovich aka Kazakh Titan to a boxing fight.
The boxing match was held at the Wicked ‘n’ Bad event in Dubai at the P7 Arena. Kazakh, who was less than Sajad in both height and weight, dominated him since the opening of the match.
Gharibi merely turned his back or walked away from his opponent in response to the shots he received. Viewers rated it as one of the worst performances ever in a boxing ring.
Iranian Hulk deletes photos from Instagram after they were Photoshopped
The bodybuilder has a million followers on Instagram under the name “Sajad Gharibi” and has become a social media sensation due to his distinctive physique. Nevertheless, he deleted most of his photos when people started calling them “photoshopped.”
Watching his match videos with Titan, his fans and followers concluded that he wasn’t as strong as he looks in his photos. In fact, he also appeared shorter than he claimed, as he looked the same height as the 5 foot and 7 inch fighter Titan.
That’s why people flooded the comments on his photos, calling them fake and Photoshopped. After this, he deleted almost every uploaded photo of him and left a few behind. Regardless, he said nothing in response to comments he received from the public.
How much money does Sajad Gharibi aka “Iranian Hulk” make?
Although he has lost most of the competitions he has participated in, he has earned enough fame and money. Whatever the reasons for his lackluster performance lately, he’s done a pretty good job in powerlifting and bodybuilding.
As of 2022, the Instagram star is making good money and has amassed a net worth of $1.5 million. We hope he will come back with a bang and definitely win the coming matches.