Will Martinez – “I had goosebumps”
Headlining the event was a bout that has been anticipated for nine months featuring Will Martinez taking on Sharif Jones. This bout lived up to the hype as these warriors exchanged leather as well as solid grappling from bell to bell. Martinez almost closed the night twice via rear naked choke and a triangle choke, but grinded Jones to a split decision whom Martinez saw the contest differently stating “I pretty much dominated every aspect of the fight”.
Relishing on the moment Martinez of hearing the crowd erupt as the Philly legend was welcomed by his enormous hometown crowd, Martinez simply stated “I had goosebumps”.
The fight almost didn’t happen as fights began to break out in the crowd due to the emotions and hostility leading up to this grudge match. Luckily the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission allowed the fighters to make the trip to the Art of War cage to produce an epic fight for the fans to remember.
Tune in below as MyMMANews reporter, Adam Crist goes one on one with the Philly legend, Will Martinez after his tremendous win in front of a sold out crowd against Sharif Jones.
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Currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Wilmington University, Adam’s passion for the sport only grows stronger when a fighter’s voice can be heard. He thrives on asking detailed questions to inspire the thoughts behind the punches in hopes that each fighter can find their proper justice. Specializing in pre and post fight interviews for MyMMANews, Adam strives to keep the fight fans up to speed with the most recent and authentic MMA news possible.
He is Co-promoter of Delaware’s premier kick-boxing and Muay Thai organization, IBF Promotions. Recently he has also accompanied MMA organizations Global Proving Ground and XCC as Co-host and ringside commentator.