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Geico Weightlifter

Bodybuilding Saved Me

... From Gang Life

5/2/2014 10:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The HUUUUUGGEEE bodybuilder who directed traffic in that Geico commercial tells TMZ Sports ... the GYM saved him from a life in the streets .... claiming he was a hardcore gangster before he got yoked. 

Kali Muscle -- who's also been in commercials for GoDaddy and Taco Bell --  was at LAX yesterday where he showed off his 260-pound dieselness ... and told us he only has 5% body fat. 

But more impressive than his 8-pack, Muscle -- a former college football player at Fresno State -- told us how he decided to give up the thug life ... to pursue a career as an actor.

"You can say I went Hollywood ... you damn right." 

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6 COMMENTS

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1.

BlindFury    

I love this guys commercial.

120 days ago
2.

K South West    

Nice ... Terminator sequel

120 days ago
3.

Observer    

I liked his commercial. And his smile is kinda infectious, seems like a cool guy.

Oh wait... I'm not black, is it 'RACIST' TMZ for me to comment cause he's black and I'm not?? Really, the smile was not a racial thing, he just had nice teeth and smile. (sarc)

That aside, good for him, seems like a cool guy and I hope the best for him.

120 days ago
4.

Nobledrewali    

Great story

120 days ago
5.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's good

120 days ago
6.

Waylon    

This dude did porn for gay gays...

119 days ago

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