Former WEC announcer Joe Martinez to debut at UFC on FX 6 next month

Photo via MMA Fighting

The former voice of the WEC will be making his Octagon debut in three weeks' time, stepping in for the conflicted schedule of Bruce Buffer at UFC on FX 6. Check out the details below.

When one door closes, another opens.

Former WEC announcer Joe Martinez was not brought into the fold following the official merging of the WEC and UFC back in 2010, but after over a year of working with other promotions, remaining respectful and crossing over to boxing, he'll be given an opportunity to fulfill his dream of cage announcing a UFC event.

Martinez broke the news to Examiner.com earlier today and if you're a huge Bruce Buffer fan, don't worry. He's not going anywhere. Here's what he had to say:

"All my respect is to Bruce; it's his gig, and I'm just more than happy to step in and fill a role for a night. The opportunity is there and I am happy to be the one they have called on for it."

The opportunity presented itself due to a schedule conflict next month (Dec. 15, 2012) as The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale will be taking place in Las Vegas while UFC on FX 6 (The TUF Smashes Finale) will be taking place the night before in Australia.

Martinez announced for the WEC for several years, becoming one of the key voices of the promotion. This actually won't be his first post-WEC work with Zuffa as he filled in for Jimmy Lennon Jr. during a similar schedule conflict to announce for a Strikeforce event last year.

Any thoughts on Martinez's Octagon debut, so to speak, Maniacs?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker