The Most Intimidating Man On The Planet, Nicknamed ‘The Nightmare,’ Just Signed An MMA Contract

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I think I just found the most intimidating looking man in the world and his name is Martyn Ford. Ford, who stands 6-foot-8 inches tall and weighs 320 pounds of pure muscle rose to fame through his social media accounts, where he posts pictures that make Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain) look like Doug Flutie.

The 33-year-old Englishman’s formidable size has landed him in several TV shows and movies, including Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Viking Destiny, and Redcon-1. Ford has also been nicknamed The Nightmare after his character in the film Undisputed 4.

Now, he’s looking to try his hand at Mixed Martial Arts. In a recent Instagram post, Ford announced that he has signed with Polish promotion KSW as a precursor to what he hopes to be a long and lucrative MMA career.

The Nightmare will obviously be heading for the super heavyweight division, seeing as this is how he looks next to former UFC fighter Anthony Johnson.

As News Au points out, a natural opponent for Ford would be five-time World’s Strongest Man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski, who took up MMA after an illustrious strongman career and holds a 12-6 record in fighting.

It would be awesome to see Ford square off against former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy, who remains undefeated, 3-0 as a pro with a 3-0 amateur career, with all six fights ending in a first round TKO. Hardy is currently playing out a unique developmental contract where the UFC is paying him to fight in the minors until the UFC deems him ready to throw him in with the world’s best.

Size doesn’t necessarily translate to success in the octagon, but if there’s an intimidation factor that comes into play, this dude has it in spades.

Currently peeing my pants.

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