But the former Clarion University standout -- who is 9-2 on the pro scene -- has a story that is alternately heart-wrenching and uplifting. A 1991 car accident left his father Richard in a near-vegetative state, and since his grandmother's death a few years ago, Martinez has been his primary caregiver, sacrificing time away from his own MMA dreams to tend to his father.
It is an amazing story of loyalty and selflessness, and it's worth a watch. A video of Martinez and his father, entitled "The Promise" is after the jump.
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