The Iranian Hulk calls out Martyn Ford for pulling out of their bout.
It appears that the Iranian Hulk is claiming that Martyn Ford pulled out of their fight. Originally it was reported that the Hulk was the one to pull out, but a recent video posted by the Iranian strongman tells a different story.
It appears that a new wrinkle has formed in the case of the recently cancelled bout between popular strength sport figures Martyn Ford and Iranian Hulk. Their much anticipated bout has now been put on the shelf. But according to the Hulk, it’s Ford who pulled out of their bout breaking contract in the process.
A great deal of hype and build up was put into the bout between the Iranian Hulk and Martyn Ford. Both men offered up intense training footage and Ford in particular talked up the battle with a great deal of trash talk. Ford even mentioned that he’d be able knockout Hafthor Bjornsson if the two met in the squared circle. But it appears talks of a fight with Bjornsson was premature. That’s especially true considering that the bout between the Hulk and Ford was reported canceled.
According to initial reports the Iranian Hulk was forced to pull out of the fight. While Martyn Ford never made this claim himself, that didn’t stop his fans and supporters to hurl allegations at the Hulk claiming he was running away from the fight. But it appears that a new video from the Hulk is challenging the original reporting of the fight cancellation.
Ford Pulled Out?
In a recent post to Instagram the Iranian Hulk had much to say about the fight cancellation. Chiefly the Hulk made it clear that he didn’t pull out of the fight. In fact he claims that is Martyn Ford who pulled out of their bout.
Translated statement from the Iranian Hulk’s Instagram below:
Today i heard ford dont want fight not me not any other fighters i never cancelled any fight but he dont want see me again ! its against the contract and my legal team started.
actually pretty boy cant never fight, who just hide and run away
he must have a permission from women first i cant believe opponent like him its shameful this victory isn’t honor for me
its a century joke not century fight.
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The Iranian Hulk seems none too happy about the bout cancellation. It appears that he and his team could also take legal action against Martyn Ford for breach of contract.
The Generation Iron team will continue to follow this story as it develops.
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