After debuting as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in Game of Thrones’ fourth season, Icelandic strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson became a viral sensation for his many feats of strength. We’ve watched Europe’s Strongest Man break multiple “tossing stuff’ records, hurl a washing machine, and carry a giant log on his back further than anyone has in 1,000 years. What we’ve never seen, though—not on the strongman circuit or Game Of Thrones—is him lose. And that’s why this video of him getting bested by two-time World Arm Wrestling League champion Devon Larratt so surprising.
At 225 pounds, Larratt is, after all, nearly half the size of Björnsson (who clocks in at 419 pounds). Still, across multiple bouts, the big man can’t get it done. At one point, Larratt even tells Björnsson to look him in the eyes right before pressing his meaty paw to the mat. To his credit, Björnsson takes the loss better than his onscreen counterpart, who would probably lop off Larratt’s hands before siccing his pomeranian on the audience.
Still, Larratt hasn’t proven shit until he defeats Lincoln Hawk.