He's been held down and elbowed repeatedly, then kicked in the face by a professional mixed martial artist who then posted the video and called him a "bully." Then he was kicked out of the gym where he hoped to begin seriously training for his own cage fighting debut. Now Patrick Martin tells his side of the story.
MMA Fan Poster Emmery Myers got ahold of Martin and here's some of what the man has to say for himself.
After claiming that a "fat lip" is the extent of his injuries, Martin told his side of the fight.
"My side is that we had a 3 minute sparring round that he couldn't score or take me down! He threw wild punches I dodged and counter and with my 16oz gloves I did all the punching also mixed a couple kicks in! Everything you see is after the round bell sounded as I turned away from him picking up my mouth piece I dropped after the round!" Martin said.As to how he came to be fighting a professional mixed martial artist in a gym, Martin disputes Neer's account and claims, "He's adding all this talk, that I talk shit about MMA fighters when I talked shit to him after disrespecting me a bout a wrestling drill I was tired in! So I left it alone till I saw him out and I bought him a couple beers and then he walked of talking shit to his buddy about me! So I blew up on him on Facebook demanding a full contact spar! I said I'll bring 16oz. So the beef is with him and a couple other of his gyms fighter who was talking shit on my page!
"I'm not scared of fucking Josh Neer! Nor any man! He don't wanna show the full video so I'll let him think he won! I seen his game plan fighting me and that's not gonna work!"
Martin claims he has a combat sports background of his own, including high school wrestling and a "state championship" boxing bout as well as an amateur MMA bout "8 years ago."
Martin claims he's making his professional MMA debut in June against Terrance Reasby for MCC. But he won't be training at the gym where he fought Neer because "the owner or whatever kicked me out after the 13 second video you saw!"
As for the rest of the fight not shown on the video, Martin claims it would tell a very different story."The video shows the whole round we sparred! Me hitting him, him throwing wild, me dodging and countering, him trying twice to take me down which where failed attempts, me after the round was over walking away bending over to pick up my mouth piece, him shooting and mounting!
"I remember me scoring and him not the whole round! If I fought Neer I would take him to decision because he can't score nor choke me out or take me down when I'm in my guard! And throwing those wild ass haymakers will definitely not hit me! But we will have on the same oz gloves could get interesting. And I'm not taking anything away from the guy and his career he earned it all! I'm just letting him know I'm not anything he's portraying me as. Too bad we got off to the bad start cause I don't think he's a bad guy! But it is just what it is. Life will go on."