Signing season continues for SuckerPunch Entertainment as they’ve signed top middleweight/light heavyweight, Carlos Martinez. The news broke late last week when SuckerPunch Entertainment put out several signings of thriving amateurs about to join the pro rankings. In an effort to stay on top of talent, they have been scouting Carlos for sometime.
SuckerPunch Entertainment, spearheaded by Brian Butler Au, and Bryan Hamper, represent the likes of top UFC prospects and champions such as woman’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili, lightweight contender Paul Felder, Carla Esparza and many others.
“The opportunity came right after CFS 2 when I fought Tyus for the belt a year ago I was 2-0 with 8 months of experience in MMA,” Martinez says. Martinez is currently 5-0, going 2-0 in Cowboy Fight Series, a Virginia-based amateur MMA promotion that matches competitors in bouts with pro rules. SuckerPunch Entertainment just so happens to be a huge sponsor of CFS, giving them the prime seat to pick the cream of the crop.
In December, Martinez had a highly anticipated grudge match set for CFS 4 against Zion Tomlinson. Martinez went on to defeat Tomlinson via unanimous decision. A bout which Martinez says was, “The easiest fight I’ve had in my career, so far.” Martinez also holds a win over CFS middleweight Champion, David Gladfelter.
Training at American Top Team, Martinez gets some of the best training in the nation, with some of the worlds best. Now, with a top tier management company like SuckerPunch behind him, the sky is the limit for the 22-year-old prospect.
“Many people say I’m a decision fighter, but it’s the ammys. I don’t have much experience in the cage. That’s why I take fights to distance! To learn and to feel comfortable in there. I can knock anyone out! I can submit anyone, I roll with the best of the best at ATT! After I’m done with amateur it will be nothing but finishes,” he elaborates.
Signing with such a world renown management company such as SuckerPunch was a no brainer, for Martinez. “I chose Suckerpunch because they know what they’re doing,” he says. “It’s a crazy feeling, especially because I’m only 22-years-old and I’ve been doing this for a year and 8-months! Having SP as my managers means I will be in the UFC in no time if I keep working hard! Which I am!”
When we’ll see the Martinez in the cage again is up in the air, given the worldwide pandemic. Now that the 22-year-old undefeated is “Represented!”, the future is looking bright for Carlos Martinez.
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