And now, it’s Popeye’s go for a turn in the Octagon.
Well, not actual Popeye, but twenty-three-year-old Russian Kirill Tereshin who has been named after the infamous spinach muncher for his ridiculously over-sized arms.
Well-known for his biceps, Tereshin has also made the news recently for lasting just three minutes in an MMA bout.
Although he got a few punches in early on, Kirill was knocked down and ended up tapping out in just three minutes against Russian blogger Oleg Mongol who is twenty years his senior.
Watch it below from around the 14-minute mark:
The former-soldier Tereshin, who hails from Pyatigorsk, has managed to obtain his 24-inch biceps by injecting himself with a chemical called ‘Synthol’ or ‘Site Enhancement Oil’.
Synthol is injected into muscles to enhance their size, but the chemical is associated with a range of health issues if used too much, including pulmonary embolisms, nerve damage, infections, sclerosing lymphogranuloma, stroke, and the formation of oil-filled granulomas, cysts and ulcers.
According to The Sun, Popeye has since stopped using the chemical, after his mother convinced him to give him up. He stated: “I used to go to the gym for two years before being called up for military service. In the army, I was worried that I would have a hard time and lose weight so I decided to try Synthol oil.”
“I used to go to the gym for two years before being called up for military service. In the army, I was worried that I would have a hard time and lose weight so I decided to try synthol oil.
“When I finished military service, I began to transform myself and did everything at home. My mum was very worried about what I was doing, but we are okay now that she knows synthol can be removed.
“In the beginning, I wanted to inject synthol oil into other parts of my body, but then the problems started and I stopped using it.”
However, he now says the injections caused tissue fibrosis which then resulted in necrosis.
He said: “At the moment, my arms are in a bad state and are reddening.
“I have launched a fundraiser to see a doctor in Europe for treatment that costs around 3 million RUB (£37,760).
“I would love to go the UK for it, but the most important thing is that the treatment is successful.”
I mean, he couldn’t look more ridiculous if he tried.
If you’re going to walk around with guns that size, you better be able to back it up when push comes to shove.
All bark no bite.