Video: Rad Martinez and “The Promise” from ESPN

Aspiring UFC fighter has a heart-wrenching story

Former Clarion University wrestler Rad Martinez is an aspiring mixed martial artist with a 9-2 record on the professional circuit, but the chances are pretty good that you’ve never heard his name.

Martinez is like many other aspiring UFC fighters in so many ways, but he has a story that is unlike any other. In 1991, a car accident left his father in a near-vegetative state, and Martinez has acted as his father’s primary caregiver since the death of his grandmother. His MMA career has taken a backseat to giving care to his father, and his story is an amazing one.

Watch “The Promise” from ESPN’s Outside the Lines below.

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