A man known on the internet as the "Iranian Hulk" was called out recently with people saying many of his photos were photoshopped to make himself look more muscular than he really is.
Sajad Gharibi, the "Iranian Hulk", claims to be 394 pounds on his social media accounts, with many photos that might suggest he does have the muscle mass. However, after multiple public appearances, many fans have noticed he looks very different in real life.
To add insult to injury, Gharibi also had a scheduled boxing match with another bodybuilder, only to be knocked out within minutes of the bell. Gharibi was shown to be unable to defend himself or swing a punch.
Boasting one million Instagram followers, Gharibi began deleting photos from his social media account after a boxing opponent went public with his theory that the bodybuilder might be photoshopping images.
A scheduled fight with Martyn Ford, a 39-year-old actor, was recently canceled when Ford came out saying, "I think he’s just fooled the world with Photoshop if I’m honest. Seeing him in real life is not as impressive as seeing him in pictures."
"So disheartening I think is the word. He was tiny. He didn’t look anything like he had made out. That was the first time I’d seen him in real life."
"I asked him in Dubai, are you sure you want this fight? Because I’m going in to fight. If you’re sure you want to fight, I want to fight someone who wants to fight because I’ve not trained and sacrificed six months of my life to go in and just for you to not want to be there."
Gharibi would later go on live TV only to break down saying he was disowned by his family for backing out of the fight.