People just tuned into that fight between McGregor and Khabib, and because of the success the MMA had at making money, guess what? More spectacles are coming. It’s entertainment and that’s what people do.
Actor and professional bodybuilder Martyn Ford just entered Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, Poland’s MMA organization. He was added to their line-up for 2019.
This man is 6 foot eight, a massive size for a person who has been described as one of the scariest bastards anyone have ever seen enter the fighting arena.
The 33 year old man signed up and since then, he has been taking his training incredibly serious. According to one article, he “has been documenting his progress on social media – which includes an incredible video of the 140kg hulk hitting a 100lbs punching bag so hard its bolted frame is ripped out the wall.
Ford didn’t always dream of being a champion MMA fighter. No, his dreams were much tamer in the past – he wanted to be an England cricket player, but after a bad injury he found a new path.”
The moment he suffered that injury he was forced to reconsider his life, sharing on Instagram:
“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 traveling the world with fitness, made two films with three more already lined up. Not to mention three businesses to my name.”
Two years ago, he entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts, and now he has set himself up for a new challenge. Strength is his strong suit of course, but the fighter has been improving his speed and dexterity recently.
Of course, bodybuilders and people of this man’s size aren’t well known for agility or speed, which are certainly decisive factors in whether or not they will win an MMA fight, but it looks like he’s continually showing enough improvement to maybe become big enough to face someone like McGregor or Khabib.
On Instagram, he said: “Warming up, believe it or not, at one time I was incredibly flexible, it will come back, that much I do know. Reducing my weight training, increased stretching and flexibility, focusing on movements and being functional and explosive is now key.”
Early 2019 is when the fighter is set to make his MMA debut. It’s something that seems inherently entertaining, figuring out which strong person will win a fight. Nowadays however, not many men fight and people just watch television. Times sure have changed.
If someone finds some random native people in South America, people who move massive boulders and things like that every day, or men in India who carry giant ceramic jugs of water long distances on a daily basis, they should join the MMA.