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 ?


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.