Egyptian Man to Fight Full-Grown Lion with His Bare Hands

Sayed al Essawy, an Egyptian who claims to be the world’s strongest man, announced he will be fighting a 10-year-old, 230 kg lion, in front of the pyramids, to boost his country’s tourism business.

I know it sounds silly, but Sayed is very serious about his plan, despite international outrage from animal activists. He claims he discovered his incredible strength when he was only 13, and almost immediately afterwards promised himself he would one day fight a lion. With the current state of the economy in Egypt, because of the recent revolution, Sayed al Essawy thought this was the perfect time to fulfill his childhood dream and at the same time boost his country’s tourism business by promoting the fight.

In an interview with Al Masry Al Youm, Essawy confessed there is also a very serious political message that he wants to send. After he has vanquished the lion, he wants to place an Israeli flag on its body and put his foot on it. He says it was Israel who pushed him to do this, with all the atrocities they committed while he was growing up, and now he wants to prove that even though Israel and America are as strong as lions, they can still be defeated by the Arab youth, which is about to explode…

Sayed al Essawy says the lion is currently housed on a friend’s farm, and that he hasn’t spent much time with it, for fear he might become too attached to it. Although the fight will take place in a cage, he plans to give the feline a fair chance, by not administering it any tranquilizers, and by fighting it with his bare hands. The Egyptian strong man says he’s even developed a new fighting style, especially for this epic confrontation, called “Life or Death”, but that the most important training method has been meditation. He visualizes the fight for two hours at a time, anticipating all the ways the lion could attack him and the best ways to dodge his charges. He claims he has no fear for his life, and that he’s actually more worried about the lion. He has also fought aggressive dogs in the past, so he has a little experience with animals…

As you’ve probably already guessed, Sayed hasn’t managed to get all the permits he needs to stage the fight in front of the pyramids, especially after the international outrage from animal activists. The would-be lion fighter claims he is disappointed by their reaction, and claims they misunderstood his intentions. He doesn’t intend to of kill the big cat, but he is prepared to do it, if the lion gives him no other choice. If the animal acknowledges his strength, backs away and lets Sayed tie him up, he will spare his life, but if it turns into a life or death situation, he might be forced to kill him, with his bare hands. When is fighting a lion not a matter of life or death, right? But I’m not worried about the lion, if Sayed actually plans to fight fair…

If he doesn’t get all the approvals he needs, Sayed al Essawy plans to stage the fight in a secret location and invite just a few important journalists able to spread the news about his bravery and incredible strength, and deliver his message to the world. After he defeats the king of the jungle, the self-proclaimed world’s strongest man wants to pull  an airplane with his teeth, with his hair, get run over by a plane and stage more lion fights in-between.


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  • Soendoro Soetanto Posted on June 15, 2011

    WOW… what a strong man.

  • StupudCunt Posted on June 15, 2011

    I hope the man gets killed 🙂 Fighting or trying to hurt an animal to gain more tourism ? Seriously, i hope you get eaten alive sayed.

  • Todd Posted on June 16, 2011

    YouTube will love a video of a cocky Arab being torn apart by a lion… I know I’d like to see it.

  • LOL Posted on June 20, 2011

    This is going to be funny!!! My money is on the lion who wants to bet?

  • Republic Of Kosovo Posted on June 22, 2011

    hahaha and my money is too on the lion 100.000E who wants to bet 🙂

  • nnenna isaac Posted on June 26, 2011

    sayed must b mentaly unstabled 4 him 2 tink dat he can defeat a grown lion.does he tink dat he stands a chance?i dnt tink so!

  • john coughlan Posted on June 27, 2011

    Ok,anyone out interested in me fighting this idiot?if you want to film it that’s ok too.So any sponsors out there that want to sponsor me with good money,i promise that I will bring you his head!,live on camera.
    No joke, I’m SERIOUS,I WILL BRING YOU HIS HEAD. Sponsors needed…

  • noisy boy Posted on March 7, 2012

    mmm…i think that this is a good way for the tourism recovery ….people how don’t know this man he is really strong & i think that he can beat this lion becase he isn’t idiot to fight a lion if how wasn’t 110% sure that he can stand &win that fight …. if you beting my money is on el-essawy ….and the guy who thinks that he will get his on the camera i think that you can’t even fight a cat ….just leave the man to do what he is trained to do & if you think that you can do better why don’t take his place & i will make sure that i will bring your head on my camera