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Gorgui the Wrestler

As you may recall from the video below (in the first 50 seconds or so), Gorgui has previously mentioned that his friends and family back in Senegal made fun of him for all of the muscle he has packed on since gracing us with his presence at the University of Louisville. They also jokingly suggested that maybe he has a future in wrestling.


If you're like me, you may have thought to yourself, "Wrestling? What's the big deal with wrestling over in Senegal? I don't get it." Well ladies and gents, now we have our answer, thanks to SB Nation's John B. Thompson, who explores the fascinating world of Senegalese wrestling in his lengthy feature article, "God's Fall Down: The Mythical World of Senegalese Wrestling".

If you have a few minutes, take the time to read it. It's pretty amazing stuff. Here's a taste ...

Star wrestlers are gods. Hacks and bus drivers place icons of fighters on their dashboards, next to pictures of caliphs - Islamic leaders - and Muslim awliya, roughly the equivalent of saints...

Next step ... somebody has to find out who Gorgui's favorite wrestler is. You have your mission, 'Chloids, should you choose to accept it.

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