Poland’s MMA organisation Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki have added a new fighter to their 2019 lineup, and I already feel sorry for anyone who’s set to go up against this incredibly scary man.
Martyn Ford is a 33-year-old, 6’8″, 140kg human wall of muscle, and he is also the new addition to KSW.
After appearing in movies such as Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Redcon-1, the actor-slash-bodybuilder signed up for the MMA organisation and has since spent his time documenting the progress of his training.
While he might be a lovely person in real life, Martyn is one man you wouldn’t want to cross. He looks like he could fling you through a wall with a gentle flick of his finger.
As an example of his ability to floor anything which gets in his way, Martyn posted a video showing him battering a 100lb punching bag.
The bodybuilder hit the bag so hard its bolted frame ripped right out of the brick wall, so I think it’s safe to assume he’s going to be a pretty brutal opponent in the MMA octagon.
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Session 1 down, insane session of kickboxing with my main man @darrenhughes2370. And for all those kids out there who constantly tell me I got chicken legs 😂😂😂 thought I would raise the shorts and prove otherwise. We are products of our environment, you want something, go fuking work for it !!!! So many people expect handouts and a free ride. You get out what you put in. With that being said, off to do session number two now, ground and pound bitches lol @rdx_sports @ignite.nutrition @sidmogulmanagement
Sharing the announcement on Instagram, Martyn revealed he was considering appearing under the name ‘The Nightmare’:
I think it’s pretty fair to say the news is out, and YES I Will be stepping into the cage for @ksw_mma VERY SOON, no doubt there will be critics, I’m here to prove those people wrong.
All energy is good energy, the KEY to success is to take every energy source giving to you and use it !!!!!
Training is going incredible, body is changing daily, fitness is coming back, energy is through the roof, now all that is left to decide is …….. do I go by the name THE NIGHTMARE!!!! Who wants to see Koshmar in the cage !!!
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I think it’s pretty fair to say the news is out, and YES I Will be stepping into the cage for @ksw_mma VERY SOON, no doubt there will be critics, I’m here to prove those people wrong. All energy is good energy, the KEY to success is to take every energy source giving to you and use it !!!!! Training is going incredible, body is changing daily, fitness is coming back, energy is through the roof, now all that is left to decide is …….. do I go by then name THE NIGHTMARE!!!! Who wants to see Koshmar in the cage !!! #martynford #ksw #nightmare
The 33-year-old will start fighting for the MMA organisation in 2019, but becoming an MMA fighter hasn’t actually been a lifelong ambition of the hugely muscly man.
Martyn originally dreamed of becoming a professional cricketer, but finished playing after suffering injuries.
He posted about his story on Instagram, writing:
I was lost when I finished playing cricket. I was convinced I would turn pro and that would be my life set out. With injuries, bad luck and just losing love for the game that never happened. But the void was never filled. I knew deep down I needed to succeed at something, that I had an ability to shine in some way.
I have always been so focused and committed with a crazy ambition to win. Fast forward to today, I’m travelling the world with fitness, made two films with three more already lined up. Not to mention three businesses to my name.
The actor has been working hard to improve his flexibility and speed, traits which will be advantageous to him in MMA. I bet any fighters who could be placed up against Martyn in the octagon are regretting their life decisions right about now!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.