For a 71-year-old, Arnold Schwarzenegger is still pretty damn built.

While attending a jump rope competition in Johannesburg, South Africa, the former body pro bodybuilder, actor, and governor of California was dropkicked in the back by an unidentified attacker while he was in the middle of filming a video for his Snapchat account.

Now, most people would’ve turned around to see WTF hit them, but not Schwarzenegger. The guy’s so buff he didn’t even realize someone had dropkicked him at first.

In a video posted to YouTube (skip to 0:56), the attacker, clad in a dark sweatshirt and gray sweatpants, is seen launching a flying kick right into Schwarzenegger’s back. 

It’s unclear what the motive was for the attack. Security immediately rushed over to detain the attacker as he yelled for help, but it’s hard to make out what he was saying.

Arnold @Schwarzenegger  ·  Replying to @Schwarzenegger

We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let’s put this spotlight on them.

Arnold @Schwarzenegger

And if you have to share the video (I get it), pick a blurry one without whatever he was yelling so he doesn’t get the spotlight.

By the way… block or charge? pic.twitter.com/TEmFRCZPEA

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Schwarzenegger let out a pained cry as he absorbed the impact, but apparently he didn’t even realize what had happened until later. Schwarzenegger says he thought he had been “jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot.”

He only later found out he was kicked in the back when he saw a video of the attack online.

Arnold @Schwarzenegger

Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.

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In a tweet, Schwarzenegger reassured followers he was okay and “there is nothing to worry about” before capping it off with “I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.”

Man, imagine how pissed Schwarzenegger would’ve been if the guy had messed with his Snapchat. Would he have just snapped the guy in half? That’s probably too extreme, but not totally out of the question considering he was the Terminator.

Schwarzenegger urged his followers to not re-share the video and give attention to the attacker “who wants to be famous.” Instead, he’d much prefer fans support the young athletes who are a part of his Arnold Sports Festival and are helping to spread the benefits of fitness to everyone.

Source:mashable