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Police storm into bodybuilder Yakiboy’s gym and arrest him over a wild brawl on a busy Sydney street

A famous Australian bodybuilder has been arrested over a wild brawl on a busy Sydney street.

Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour, who has more than 350,000 followers, was arrested by NSW Police Raptor Squad officers just before 7am on Friday, after they stormed into a gym at his Rosebury unit block.

Photos of the arrest show Balapour slumped on the floor as he is detained by cops. 

The 33-year-old allegedly brawled with Marven Yacoub on a street in Roseberry on Sunday, January 15.

Balapour had been out on bail for a separate assault charge at the time of the incident and has been charged with affray, use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence and breach of bail.

He is expected to face Downing Centre Local Court later on Friday. 

Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour, who has more than 350,000 followers, was arrested by NSW Police Raptor Squad officers just before 7am on Friday

Photos of the arrest show Balapour slumped on the floor as he is detained by cops

Photos of the arrest show Balapour slumped on the floor as he is detained by cops

Hossein 'Yakiboy' Balapour (right in the grey top) got into an altercation with Marven Yacoub (centre in the black t-shirt) on a busy road in an inner Sydney suburb

Hossein ‘Yakiboy’ Balapour (right in the grey top) appeared to chase fellow bodybuilder Marven Yacoub (centre in the black t-shirt) during a brawl last week

It's been a dramatic falling out between Balapour and Yacoub (pictured together in 2019) who previously seemed to have a close friendship

It is unclear what sparked the fight, with Balapour and Yacoub (pictured together in 2019) standing together with the group of men before the brawl started 

‘Yakiboy’ – known to his family as Hossein Balapour – is a self-described Iranian refugee who left the Middle Eastern country for a better life in Australia

Marven Yacoub from south-west Sydney brawled with Balapour in a shocking video in Sydney

Marven Yacoub from south-west Sydney brawled with Balapour in a shocking video in Sydney

Sources have suggested that Balapour and Yacoub were involved in a lengthy dispute over money and cars.  

Yacoub has not been arrested and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing over his part in the brawl.  

The bodybuilders have previously posed for photos together and described themselves as ‘brothers’. 

At one stage in the video of the fight, Yacoub was knocked to the ground by Balapour who then unleashed a flurry of punches. 

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic. 

Balapour appeared to use a long, thin weapon to strike at Yacoub. 

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going.  

Balapour and Yacoub were standing together with the group of men before the brawl started. 

Balapour, who is currently out of custody on bail, is a heavily tattooed gym junkie who previously revealed his life story as an Iranian refugee who fled to Australia by boat five years ago.

He is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase.  

‘I’m six foot five, why shouldn’t I make money from my body?’ said Mr Balapour in 2018, when he also revealed he makes up to $1500 per photoshoot. 

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic

Yacoub managed to clamber to his feet and run away, only for Balapour to give chase, with the pair running through oncoming traffic

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going

Eventually, a group of men managed to get between the fighters to stop the brawl, though both men seemed to be straining to keep it going

Balapour is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase

Balapour is known for wearing Versace clothes, having a gold and diamond-toothed smile and making a living from his ballooning Instagram fanbase

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his 'Lamborghini body

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his ‘Lamborghini body 

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021

The Iranian refugee has more than 350,000 fans and regularly brags about his ‘Lamborghini body.

He is currently on bail for unrelated assault charges which he has pleaded not guilty to.

Meanwhile, Yacoub, from south-west Sydney, narrowly avoided going to jail over supplying steroids in 2021. 

He was accused of running a secret steroid ring while publicly promoting legal health supplements on Instagram.

Yacoub was sentenced to two years and nine months after pleading guilty to four counts of supplying a prohibited drug but was allowed to serve the sentence as an intensive corrections order in the community 

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