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.
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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