This Weekend’s Iceland’s Strongest Man May be the Last Show for Hafthor Bjornsson

Could this really be the final strongman show for Hafthor Bjornsson?

2020 has been one crazy year. The global health crisis has put so many things on hold and has done a number on the world’s economy. Events have been cancelled left, right, and center forcing athletes out of competition.

That said, promoters have found many different methods to put on shows. The UFC has managed to put on events for months now. Rogue Fitness was also able to put on smaller events like Hafthor Bjornsson breaking the deadlift world record.

It seems that the deadlift event was perfect practice for Rogue Fitness before this weekend’s Iceland’s Strongest Man.

While the event was always popular, this year is all important for a different reason. This weekend’s Iceland’s Strongest Man could be the final strongman show for Hafthor Bjornsson.

In a recent YouTube video, Hafthor Bjornsson explained his reasoning.

“This will most likely be my last strongman show. The reason for that is because I know, well, to prepare myself for a major big show means I have to be super heavy and super strong. That’s going to be a difficult test to do while preparing for my boxing match. That’s not going to mix together very well. But I will be able to do this show because it’s close and I don’t need to be at my fully best to still win.”

With his focus squarely on rearranging Eddie Hall’s face in their upcoming boxing match, it appears that Thor is ready to leave strongman in his rear view. You can’t really blame him. With opportunities in entertainment laying in wait, Thor has many different avenues to earn a tremendous amount of money.

The event being held August 8-9, starting at at 1:00 PM GMT / 9:00 AM EST, is one any strongman fan should not want to miss.

Will you be tuning into Iceland’s Strongest Man to the final show of Hafthor Bjornsson?

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Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.