World’s Scariest Man feared Iranian Hulk would kill himself if he lost fight

The World's Scariest Man – a.k.a Martyn Ford – has revealed he was concerned that The Iranian Hulk would kill himself had he triumphed in their highly-anticipated bout.

Ford was set to go toe-to-toe with the Iranian Hulk – whose real name is Sajad Gharibi – at the O2 Arena last month, but the fight was cancelled amid reports his rival was struggling with his mental health at the time. While Gharibi has since come out to deny these reports, Ford says he had concerns during their heated altercation at the first face-off in Dubai.

"I have genuine concerns about his mental health and how he’s feeling. It is who I am. I can't fight someone who I genuinely believe can take his own life after the fight," Ford told the Mirror.

The British strongman overpowered his opponent when some pushing and shoving broke out during their face-off in Dubai, and Ford says he knew there and then that the fight wouldn't be happening.

"We had a face-off and it was one little push. The way he crumbled … I looked in his eyes and then turned around and said to the guys, ‘There is no fight’," he added.

A few weeks later, Gharibi broke down in tears during an interview on live television after revealing his parents had disowned him in response to his altercation with Ford.

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"I can't talk to my father and my mother, when I spoke to her, she said: 'The person in this video that I saw was not my son, my son is way stronger than this'," Gharibi revealed. "It hurts my heart when I can't talk to my family. I have lost my pride and I am destroyed."

Ford added: "What happened afterwards I already felt bad about, the amount he got bullied and his reaction to being bullied breaking down on National TV.

"Then his parents came out and said 'we don’t want anything to do with you, you are weak'. Then on Instagram Live when he turned around and said he hates Iranians and wants to end his life. I just thought, 'No I can’t be a part of this’."

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