New York Comic Con begins this Thursday, and UFC fighter Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba looked like he was ready for that event when he showed up to the UFC Fight Night 96 weigh-in in an Incredible Hulk cosplay that was- well- incredible.
The 22-year-old Moldovan deserves some serious props for this cosplay, as I can only imagine how long it took to paint himself green from head to toe.
Regardless of how he does tonight , this is some great self-promotion. There are more talented fighters in UFC than ever before, which means you have to do something unique to stand out from the crowd. And wearing a full Incredible Hulk cosplay will certainly get some extra eyeballs on Cutelaba.
Cutelaba is 11-2 overall in his MMA career with one no-decision, but lost his first UFC fight to Misha Cirkunov after submitting to an arm-triangle choke in the third round. The pressure will now really be on when Cutelaba tries to earn first UFC victory on Saturday night against Jonathan Wilson because you can’t wear a full Hulk cosplay and then not go out and kick some serious ass.
The cosplay guarantees extra attention, but at the end of the day if Cutelaba can’t live up to the nickname in the octagon then his name will soon be forgotten. But even if his name is soon forgotten, this weigh-in video will be there for us forever on YouTube.