Martyn Ford dubbed ‘scariest man on planet’ set to fight ‘Iranian Hulk’ in epic MMA debut

A BODYBUILDER branded "the scariest man in the world" has been signed up to fight an Iranian man mountain who has vowed to take on Isis.

Tribal tattooed Brit Martyn Ford has transformed himself from skinny wannabe cricket star to bodybuilder — and at 6ft 8in and 22st 8lb, he makes a mean prospect in mixed martial arts.

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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

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Im back

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But after signing up for Polish MMA organisation Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW), Ford is set to take to the cage opposite Iranian ace Sajad Gharibi, nicknamed the 'Iranian Hulk'.

The 6ft 1in chunk of muscle might be seven inches shorter than Ford, but he weighs in at a whopping 28 STONE.

Gharibi once pledged to help the fight against Isis — and you would not bet against the powerlifter being able to take on terrorists on his own.

Neither man has fought in mixed martial arts before, but Gharibi is reported to have a grounding in wrestling, which remains popular in his native country.

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BACK DAY – We all know that a big back is KEY to any physique. When working my back for size I like to really focus on 2 movements. These are KEY compound lifts and done correctly will help you add plenty of lean mass to your frame. Deadlifts and rows will be the building blocks for this workout. Back Workout – 1) Close Grip Pulldown 15,12,10 * 2) Bent Over Row 15,12,10,8,8 + 3) pullovers 15,12,10 + 4) Dead Lifts 12,10,8,6,4 5) Hyper Extensions 20,20,20 + Drop Set * Forced Rep Tempo speed 2:1:2 (except for deadlift 1:1:1) Rest 60-90 seconds between sets. Good luck and be sure to check out @ignite.nutrition For more information and training advice daily #mass #muscle #gains @tomocoleman

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What a pretty epic moment in time this was, walking into the cage @ksw_mma and being welcome by there incredible fans, humbled and honoured to be apart of this incredible organisation, to fight in this cage, will be something else, the hard work has already started, nothing in life comes without challenge, hard work and dogged determination. What do I wish to show, simple…. self belief is a marvellous tool when used correctly and applied with common sense and a great team. Time to put what I preach into action, exciting times ahead @sidmogulmanagement @chopper_chi we got this #ksw #martynford #focused

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از کودکی تا جوانی

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The body is a phenomenal machine. We are all able to transform ourselves mentally and physically into what OR who we want. Sure sometimes there are limits, BUT change is still very much achievable. You have to appreciate that sacrifice will have to be made, the biggest battle is committing to a plan, following through and staying on course. This is an old transformation, I know. It is not where I stand today, I am now transforming slowing back into a functional athlete, and LOVING this new journey. My point is, we all go through changes and journeys, it’s important we understand the process that brings us here, and never stop striving. #transformation #fitness #tattoo #muscle #men

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People ask me if I’m ready for MMA, well If I can put up and defend myself against this welsh lady for all these years, then no fighter scares me ???? @sacha_stacey stalking me outside the men’s toilets again ??? can a man get no piece ??? #truth #welshanger #crazylady ?

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Ford has pictures on his Instagram with his two young daughters and shared a selfie with WWE legend Hulk Hogan.

He also has an incredible image of himself as a youngster, drinking beers, at least half the size he is today.

Ford chomps down on a dinner of 20 egg whites, three whole eggs, 300g of cottage cheese, soy sauce and olive oil — a concoction that would surely make Jamie Oliver gag.

The actor has been in various TV shows and films, but has yet to make a big break.

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Dinner is served !!!! 20 egg whites , 3 whole eggs, 300g cottage cheese, soy sauce, olive oil !!!! BOOOOOM pure heaven ???. Tag a friend who loves eggs as much as me ??? #protein #foodporn #tattoo

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Many people ask, how to measure weight when bulking !!! Simple, place a small child on a sea-saw, the further they fly, the heavier your getting ???? #gains #tattoo #dadlife #muscle #fitnesslife

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And he was also used as the model for the stealth PS4 video game Hitman.

The body builder also has a wicked sense of humour.

He posted a hilarious picture of him and his daughter enjoying a rather uneven play on a seesaw.

In the caption he said: "Many people ask, how to measure weight when bulking!!!

"Simple, place a small child on a sea-saw, the further they fly, the heavier you're getting."

A BODYBUILDER branded "the scariest man in the world" has been signed up to fight an Iranian man mountain who has vowed to take on Isis.