If he can fight even a little bit, Martyn Ford is going to be one scary man.
The hulking 6-foot-8, 320-pound professional bodybuilder has signed a deal with Poland’s KSW, promotion officials recently announced.
“I’ve loved almost all forms of martial arts,” Ford said when his signing was revealed at this past weekend’s KSW 45 event. “To come in here and to have the opportunity to put what I practice into this environment and this cage is an exceptional opportunity for myself.”
Ford (0-0), who has done some acting in addition to his work as a bodybuilder, has 1.3 million followers on Instagram, which was certainly a reason for KSW to take a chance on an athlete with no previous, professional experience. Of course, with the Polish organization essentially serving as the modern version of PRIDE, the chance to put on a freak-show matchup or two probably didn’t hurt, either.
Still, promotion officials insist Ford “has focused his attention on moving into MMA” and “has dedicated himself to training in various aspects of mixed martial arts while adjusting his training regime drastically to help with the transition.”
Ford is expected to make his debut in 2019. If it turns out he can throw a straight punch, and perhaps have just even a little bit of cardio, he could be a very frightening individual. Just look at him standing next to a hulked up Anthony Johnson.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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