Martyn Ford Asks Fans To Stop 'Hate' Towards 'Iranian Hulk' Ahead Of Fight
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Martyn Ford has urged his fans not to show hate towards 'Iranian Hulk' ahead of their fight. Watch the pair get embroiled in a fracas in Dubai here:
The so-called 'world's scariest man' is due to fight Iranian Hulk - real name Sajad Gharibi - in a boxing match in April, and after months of poking fun at his adversary, Ford is now asking people to go easy on his opponent.
In a post on Instagram, Ford said: "We have landed back in the UK, it's been one hell of a crazy few days...
"I will say one thing, after meeting the Hulk, and seeing some of his videos in the last 48 hours, YES we are due to have a boxing match, BUT I do not want to see any hate towards him.
"We have both stepped into a pressure cooker. It's not an environment either of us are used to ... BUT please show some compassion for his feelings, no matter what you feel ... WE ARE ALL HUMAN, WE ARE BETTER than this."
To look at the pair of them on Instagram, they both appear to be man-mountains, but when they squared off in Dubai it was clear to see Ford had has a substantial size advantage.
After going head-to-head, Ford sent his opponent sprawling with a sharp push to the chest.
Gharibi subsequently tried to tackle Ford to the ground, but he appeared to easily deflect the attempt.
The pair are scheduled to fight at the O2 Arena in London on 2 April, and throughout the build-up, Ford has questioned Gharibi's training methods.
Previously, he's showcased some rather bizarre training techniques, including punching walls, ripping apart melons and jostling with a group of guys.
In his latest post, Gharibi can be seen getting punched in the stomach by another bloke and bending a metal bar, which Ford has branded as 'embarrassing' but has insisted that it is a 'real' fight.
Asked about one of the aforementioned training videos in January, Ford told Mirror Fighting: "I was embarrassed, genuinely embarrassed.
"People ask me if this is a real fight or if this is some kind of WWE fight. And yes of course it is 100 percent this is going off.
"He is either an absolute genius and is putting this content out to fool me that he is that bad. Or he was conceived too close to a nuclear experiment and his head isn’t right.
"Because there is something about that video and all of them I can't grasp what he is doing. The contract's signed and the fights are real and he is putting out the content like that."