Poland’s Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki has bolstered its growing roster with another name that is famous for something other than fighting, as it announced the signing of titanic bodybuilder and actor Martyn Ford last weekend.
Ford, who cuts an imposing figure to say the least at 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds of shredded muscle, came to fame through social media for his bodybuilding exploits before turning his eye to acting. The 33 year-old Englishman has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies, including “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “Boyka: Undisputed.”
At KSW 45 on Saturday, Ford stepped into the KSW cage in front of a packed SSE Arena in Wembley, announced his signing and stated that he plans to make his mixed martial arts debut with KSW in early 2019.
“I’m very, very excited to be here,” Ford said. “We have a huge announcement. It’s my first time when I came to this actual venue and watched this organization. I’ve got to give it to the guys in KSW. I take my hat off. You’ve done an absolute exceptional job. I cannot wait to get into this cage.”
While he did not address the topic in his brief in-cage interview, given his enormous size, Ford seems likely to fight at super heavyweight. If that is the case, KSW will be an appropriate home for him, as it promotes fights at that weight far more often than most other major organizations, and in fact its biggest star, Mariusz Pudzianowski, has fought at both heavyweight and super heavyweight.