Eddie Hall has sarcastically congratulated Hafthor Bjornsson after his knockout of Devon Larratt on Saturday.
Thor, 32, was due to face fellow strongman Hall to settle their long-running rivalry, however the Brit withdrew from the bout after tearing his bicep.
Larratt, who’s widely considered to be one of the best arm wrestlers in history, stepped in at five weeks’ notice.
The Canadian began training at the renowned Tristar Gym under the tutelage of Firas Zahabi who coached UFC legend Georges St-Pierre.
He admitted his boxing was ‘terrible’ and it showed in the opening stages of the first of six scheduled rounds.
Larratt struggled to respond to Bjornsson’s aggressive style and the referee stepped in to give the 46-year-old a count midway through the opening session despite no knockdown taking place.
The referee stopped the contest with a few seconds of the round remaining with Larratt heard screaming as he looked to dodge Bjornsson’s attacks.
In the aftermath, ‘The Mountain’ once again called out Hall, with their meeting set to be rescheduled for next year.
Hall responded to the event by sarcastically commenting on a Facebook post: “Well done to Thor for beating an old man up with five weeks’ training. Outstanding.”
Hall later added on Instagram: “Fair play to Devon Larratt for taking this fight.
“Jokes aside he’s got balls of steel. Big Love. Team Beast.”
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