Rob Ford to arm-wrestle Hulk Hogan

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford often takes a beating in the media, but on Friday he'll have an even tougher opponent, when he takes on former pro wrestling champion Hulk Hogan.

Fan Expo hosting 'epic' match between wrestling legend and Toronto mayor

Mayor Rob Ford will take on 14-time pro wrestling champ Hulk Hogan in an arm-wrestling match Friday morning. (Ford image by Michelle Siu/Canadian Press/ Hogan Canadian Press handout)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford often takes a beating in the media, but on Friday he'll have an even tougher opponent.

Ford will take on 14-time pro wrestling champion Hulk Hogan on Friday at Toronto's Fan Expo.

The legendary shirt-ripping wrestler will be in town for the event, where he is set to hold an "uncensored" question-and-answer session on Friday evening.

But Ford's spokesman announced on Twitter on Thursday that Hogan and Ford will go head-to-head that morning at 10 a.m. ET in what's been billed as an "epic" matchup, as the two plan to arm-wrestle.

Fan Expo Canada runs Aug. 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

With files from The Canadian Press