Announcer Martinez explains WEC departure
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.”