Martyn Ford – Never Give Up

Martyn Ford is a Actor, Fitness Influencer and Business Owner.

At six foot 8 inches tall and over 370 pounds, he is often known by his nickname, ‘The Nightmare’

This unique look has landed him roles in big movies such as Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Robin Hood and Final Score with Pierce Brosnan and Dave Bautista.

He recently signed to the MMA organisation KSW and is preparing for his debut fight.


00:00 Trailer.

03:00 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

05:02 Brian’s introduction.

05:30 Martyn gets a reaction wherever he goes.

09:06 Life for Martyn four years ago, before all the fame and without a goal.

10:45 Finding his goal and the dream starting.

13:05 Learning to act and what he really enjoys about doing it.

16:09 How Ray Winstone helped Martyn,

20:13 What the film industry is really like.

22:25 Martyn’s dream role.

24:41 People get stuck being “safe”, the story around his tattoos.

28:50 Never give up. Feed off negativity.

34:01 Forming an inner-circle of positive people.

37:10 Getting through a difficult time in his late teens and what it taught him.

43:23 Why he started body building and how he met Dorian Yates.

48:13 Why he will not become a body builder.

52:13 Admiration for strongman Eddie Hall.

54:41 Mental tough times for successful sports people and tough guys bottling up emotions.

1:02:30 Martyn’s thoughts on the late Rich Piana and Martyn’s attitude to performance enhancing drugs.

1:18:12 Why he has decided to become a cage fighter.

1:28:36 What Martyn thinks of Connor McGregor.

1:34:33 Success secrets.

1:35:04 Martyn advises how to use Instagram for business.

1:41:56 Martyn’s daily practice.

1:43:09 All men need to be involved in fitness.

1:45:43 What Martyn’s friends would say was his super power.

1:46:28 What scares him.

1:48:02 What we would be surprised to learn about Martyn.

1:48:45 What keeps him awake at night.

1:51:10 Phone call to the 20 years old Martyn.

1:54:41 Best advice he ever received.

1:56:17 Advice to the young person listening.

1:57:48 Brian’s summing up.

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He seems like an awesome person to be around that gives off a lot of energy. Also, he really seems to be enjoying his life and what he does.


Top bloke.


I haven’t been able to get any sound from any videos for the last few months on my iPhone, anyone else experiencing this ?

Eamonn O Riain

Sound is perfect on my phones dude.


It’s working on my Samsung


Hola yo no hablo ingles, haber si podéis poner subtítulos en Español, muchas gracias.

zee meng
zee meng

Very good interview, very encouraging


Great interview

Dave Collinge

I remember the shy 20 year old Martyn joining my gym. Having chatted to him recently, it’s a real inspiration to see how the man has developed and become an extremely articulate business man and a success in all his ventures.