Martinez, it was supposed to be his first taste of the big
show. Instead, the WEC and PFC veteran brawler was forced to
withdraw just one week before his undercard match against Isaiah Hill
at Strikeforce “Carano vs. Cyborg” on Aug. 15 in San Jose, Calif.,
after a car accident left one of his children seriously
Martinez told Sherdog.com that his sister-in-law was driving in
Riverdale, Calif. on Aug. 8, when she lost control of the
Martinez’s four-year-old son William was ejected in the single car
accident. He is in stable condition, according to his father, but
remains in a coma at an area hospital.
“I just want the MMA world to pray for my son,” said an emotional
Martinez. “We have been praying to God and hope others will do the
Two of the fighter’s other children were in the vehicle as well,
but suffered only minor injuries, as did his niece.