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Rad Martinez Signs With Bellator, Continuing Inspirational Journey

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Anyone who caught the ESPN "Outside the Lines" segment on Rad Martinez immediately found a new fighter that they couldn't help but want to see make it. Martinez is a talented featherweight and a former NCAA Division I All-American. The OTL segment told the story of Rad's attempt to balance his MMA career and being a full-time caretaker for his brain damaged father. Now, Rad has moved one step closer to his goal of fighting in the UFC by signing with Bellator.

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Extremely emotional video on Bellator's latest signing. Although tears are almost inevitable the video is really worth watching. Very inspirational. Video is after the jump.

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Post #1   7/7/11 2:24:33PM   

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This is awesome.

Post #2   7/7/11 4:31:24PM   

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

This is awesome.



Yes it is. Everyone should use this as motivation to pursue their dreams. Most excuses people have seem silly when compared to the misfortune dealt to this guy. I hope he has great success in his MMA career.

Post #3   7/7/11 4:50:02PM   

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Having a family and kids is what most of us aim for and rad is no different, but what sets him apart is he is willing to forego that to care for his dad. Amazing story

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When I click the link it takes me to the MMAPlayground site map?

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

This is awesome.



No, BlueSkies. It's Rad!!

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Posted by FastKnockout

When I click the link it takes me to the MMAPlayground site map?



Here is the link

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Saw this story when it aired on ESPN. Really great story and you can't help but pull for this guy! I really hope he has success in Bellator...he definitely deserves it.

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Posted by FastKnockout

When I click the link it takes me to the MMAPlayground site map?



Fixed the link. Thanks Blueskies for finding it for him, I must have screwed up when I copy and pasted it before.

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