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Game of Thrones’ ‘The Mountain’ breaks deadlift world record; ‘7-figure’ boxing match next

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‘The Mountain’ has a lucrative offer and a chance to KO both the record and the record holder.

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, better known as Gregor Clegane or “The Mountain” in Game of Thrones, is a very strong individual.

Having already won the Arnold Strongman Classic and the World’s Strongest Man, among many other competitions, the 31-year-old has also now broken another world record.

After initial reps of 420 kg and 465 kg, Björnsson deadlifted 501 kg to go past a record that has held through since 2016. The 6-foot-9 Icelandic strongman beat the previous record set by the UK’s Eddie Hall, who was the first to ever deadlift 500 kg.

Interestingly enough, Björnsson also wants to KO the previous record holder next, saying he’s signed a very lucrative offer for a boxing match with Hall.

“Something new and big,” Thor said when asked what was next for him. “Core Sports just offered me a seven-figure contract, the biggest contract of my life. I’ve signed it already.

“Hall has been running his mouth for some weeks, and I know he got the same deal, same contract. So Eddie, I just knocked out your record, and now I’m ready to knock you out in the ring,” Björnsson said. “Time to put your fists where your big mouth is, and sign the Core Sports contract. I’m ready.”

Björnsson, who is also a former professional basketball player, did dabble with some martial arts training in the past. In 2015, the massive athlete was also on camera having a friendly sparring match with Conor McGregor in Ireland.