Announcer Martinez explains WEC departure

by Ray Hui | source: MMAFighting.com
 

With no promise of a future with the WEC past 2010, veteran sports announcer Joe Martinez was left with the simple, yet painful, decision of leaving the WEC.

 

"Golden Boy offered me a deal until 2011 that consists of roughly 98 fights," Martinez told MMAFighting.com. "When I approached the WEC with that information and asked them, 'What do you guys think?' Basically, they said, 'Well, you know, you have to look out for your family. After 2010, we don't have any guarantee as to what's going to be happening: if we need you, if you'll have a contract.'

 

"With three kids and a baby on the way, I had to look out for my family and that's the decision I made."

Read entire interview...

 

MMA gear now available at the UG Store

 

TapouT Ankle Bar Athletic Socks (3 Pack)

TapouT Ankle Bar Athletic Socks (3 Pack)

$14.99 $5.99

McDavid Knee Sleeve w/ Elastic

McDavid Knee Sleeve w/ Elastic

$12.99 $10.99

 

tags: Joe Martinez   WEC   Golden Boy   



Get the MMA Underground app. for iPhone and Andriod devices.
iPhone Application Andriod MMA Underground Application

Recent Comments »

UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

5/6/12 4:59 AM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

You bumped a 2 year old thread to say that?

UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

5/6/12 4:59 AM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

You bumped a 2 year old thread to say that?

KevMann site profile image  

5/6/12 3:18 AM by KevMann

I miss this guy

KevMann site profile image  

5/6/12 3:18 AM by KevMann

I miss this guy

DanasDaddy site profile image  

6/3/10 8:42 PM by DanasDaddy

Great announcer (Joe Martinez)

DanasDaddy site profile image  

6/3/10 8:42 PM by DanasDaddy

Great announcer (Joe Martinez)

Wade5000 site profile image  

6/3/10 8:39 PM by Wade5000

Maybe Big Poppa will bring Hogun

Wade5000 site profile image  

6/3/10 8:39 PM by Wade5000

Maybe Big Poppa will bring Hogun

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

6/3/10 1:25 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Yea that card is awesome. Drinking game: every time Schnake makes a one word comment during the broadcast, drink.  

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

6/3/10 1:25 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Yea that card is awesome. Drinking game: every time Schnake makes a one word comment during the broadcast, drink.