It’s that time of year again, Holiday time. Even though it seems like the Christmas season begins right after the kids finish up their Halloween candy, the Holiday season still seems to sneak up on people. With so many people having careers AND families that keep them going a mile a minute, is there any wonder that some people lose track of time?
Famed fight announcer, Joe A. Martinez, was our guest on Pure Adrenaline Radio last night and echoed the same sentiment, when asked if his family did a big Holiday celebration and whether he was ready for it. “It crept up so fast man. It’s like, I was thinking, I haven’t even done any shopping.” Joe went on to credit his wife, Lena, with taking the reins of the Holiday shopping sleigh. Lena is a stay at home mom with their two young children, while at the same time running her own business, Cake Pops by Lena.
Since leaving World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) in 2010, Joe has been a man on a mission. Armed with the experience and the exposure afforded to him by the now Zuffa-owned product, Martinez set out to take the fight world by storm and “to be considered in the top of the ring announcing core that is.”
JoeMar, as he is known to some, will be announcing the Strikeforce card this Saturday in San Diego. This will mark his first time back with Zuffa in well over a year and will be his 72nd event of 2011.
So, with such a busy schedule, is there any wonder that the Holidays crept up on the father of four as quickly as it has on many of us? The difference, however, is the solid base he has at home, which allows him to be great at his calling and grow day by day. This growth has seen him do work for Golden Boy Productions, Tachi Palace Fights and BAMMA, to name a few.
So, if behind every great man is a great woman and Joe can continue to use his gifts behind a microphone, then I think we will be seeing a lot of JoeMar in 2012, so keep your eyes and your ears peeled and ask yourself….ARE YOUR READY?!