This is the moment a bulky teenager known as the ‘Hulk’ kicks a bottle of the head of the Russian ‘Popeye’ with a flying roundhouse kick.
Askhab Tamaev, 18, from the city of Grozny in south-western Russia’s Chechen Republic region has been dubbed the ‘Chechen Hulk’ and reportedly decided to perform the stunt after being inspired by Jason Statham’s bottle-cap challenge video.
In the video, Kirill Tereshin, dubbed ‘Popeye’ due to his beach-ball-like biceps hanging off his otherwise skinny frame, can be seen with a plastic bottle on top of his with Tamaev bouncing on his toes as he prepares for the stunt.
The teenager then launches into a roundhouse kick and knocks the bottle clean of Popeye’s head with startling athleticism.
Netizen ‘pravikova777’ said: “Look at Popeye, it looks as if he is about to hide inside the wall shortly before Hulk starts the stunt.”
And ‘paveltrack’ added: “It is a shame he didn’t kick that guy in the face.”
According to local media, the Chechen Hulk is training Popeye for an upcoming MMA bout.
Last month, Popeye had his first MMA fight and lost within three minutes to an opponent 20 years his senior.
Tereshin started injecting himself with synthol after leaving the army last summer and increased the size of his biceps by 26 centimetres (10 inches) in just 10 days.
Earlier this year, doctors warned Popeye that he may end up with his arms being amputated.
The synthol injections reportedly caused tissue fibrosis followed by necrosis, seriously affecting his health, and he reportedly collapsed while taking part in a music video shoot for Russian singer Sultan Uragan.
In July, Popeye told Central European News (CEN): “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.
“I would love to go to the UK for it, but the most important thing is that the treatment is successful.”
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