On Saturday, Martinez looks to prove she’s well deserved to be in the big show by picking up a victory in her debut against Elise Reed at UFC 279: Chimaev vs. Diaz.
“I am a fighter who gives everything until the last moment; a fighter who is always looking forward and always pressuring my opponent until the last moment,” Martinez told UFC.com. “Without a doubt, if you follow every minute of my fight and my strategy that we have developed, you can believe that the results will come.”
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Obviously, picking up a win and maintaining his perfect record would be ideal, but keeping the label undefeated doesn’t add pressure to Martinez’s debut. It’s just a wait.
“I imagine the UFC wanted to have me on the roster because of my undefeated record and the accomplishments I’ve accumulated in my career so far,” Martinez said. “It was important to be able to have this great opportunity and I’m very happy to be in the biggest company at the moment. I don’t feel any pressure, I’m just enjoying it.