It was reported recently that a gigantic monster of a man named Martyn Ford would make his highly anticipated MMA debut in 2019. Already, people are wondering if he’s going to do alright or not.
Rumor has it that his first fight is going to be made into even more of a spectacle: he could take on a perhaps equally intimidating opponent, a man that is known as the “Iranian Hulk.”
Ford is already an actor and professional bodybuilder, and last month he made headlines after confirming that he had signed with Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW), Poland’s MMA organization. Now, rumors are circulating that suggest the Iranian Hulk has also taken the liberties of signing up to fight.
These two massive, built figures battling in a fight could make that brutal choke-out ending the highly anticipated match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor look like nothing.
At the same time, fighting is absolutely not all about weight or size, and bodybuilders are not renowned for their agility, which is the reason why MMA doesn’t just consist of the most massive figures down to fight.
Sajad Gharibi, the Iranian Hulk is only 6’1, weighing 340 lbs (154 kg), with the ability to lift 386 lbs supposedly, or 175 kg. Ford on the other hand, made headlines recently for the simple fact that he’s giant, 6’8 with a weight of 320 lbs (145 kg).
Just the same as Ford, Gharibi lacks experience and it will be his MMA debut as well if he manages to get signed. He represented Iran in bodybuilding competitions in the past and has a history of wrestling.
To make matters even more interesting, this man has the character of a patriot, kind of like the attitude some Americans have, but for Iran. A couple years ago back in 2016, the Iranian Hulk said he would volunteer to fight alongside Bashar al-Assad’s troops in Syria to fight ISIS, joining the Iranian military forces.
If ISIS encountered this guy stomping up the battlefield toward them, they’d run.
Ford has a particular story, in which he once dreamed of being a big England cricket player, but an injury slashed his hopes and eventually he got to where he is at now, setting his sights on MMA.
In an interview last month, he said he’s ready for absolutely anything that crosses his path, even a bear or a shark. He said “I reckon I could do both at the same time actually.”
Sharp objects rip up flesh regardless of a man’s strength so I don’t know how he would fare well with the jaws of a bear or a shark biting into him, but if he could throw the creature about 100 yards away he might be able to win a fight against one of those apex predators.
This is the formula for a greatly entertaining event, probably the product of some person’s ingenious strategy from behind the scenes. Whoever came up with this idea, they sure do know how to produce entertainment.
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Hopefully these two monolithic fighters will make a name for themselves and both see success. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of harm in MMA, and if people actually learned it and practiced Jiu Jitsu or MMA, it may make for a healthy pass-time and something wholesome and real to do for a hobby.