Eddie Hall is about to embark on a new athletic venture that's set to shake the ground in 2024. This time, the Beast is transitioning into the world of mixed martial arts, and he's not stepping into just any ring – he's taking on none other than the reigning World's Strongest Man, Mitchell Hooper, in Qatar that’s slated for February 2024.
Hall rose to prominence in 2017 when he made history by clinching the title of World's Strongest Man, breaking a 24-year British drought. Now, he's slated to face off against Hooper in a high-stakes event aptly named the Finishers Championship.
The event's website tantalizingly teases: "Get ready for the fight event you’ve been waiting for. Launching 2024. Top MMA fighters settling the score on unfinished business. 12 match eliminator. $300 million USD prize money. Celebrities. Royalty."
Since retiring from life as a competitive Strongman in May 2017 he’s grown into a social media sensation, and announced his intention to square off against Hooper on a viral Instagram post: “BEAST VS MOOSE - Feb 2024. Who you got?”
This isn't Hall's first venture into combat sports since he stepped away from life in strongman competitions. Last year, he faced off against fellow former strongman Hafthor Bjornsson - a bout he ultimately lost in a unanimous decision
Their rivalry traces back to a contentious incident during the 2017 World's Strongest Man contest, where Bjornsson famously contested Hall’s win.
With a staggering 4.3 million followers on Instagram, Hall has consistently showcased his dedication to both boxing and MMA. This new chapter promises to be nothing short of spectacular, as we witness the transition of a strongman legend into the fierce world of mixed martial arts.