About me
My name is George Martinez, I am married to the love of my life Jolene. I have three wonderful kids. Jeremiah Lucero is my soon
to be 21-year-old son, Nevaeh is my soon to be 5 year-old daughter, and Elias is my soon to be 2 year old son. I am 39 years old.
I was born in Gallup, New Mexico in June of 1971. I started boxing when I was 4 years old with my Dad and my uncles. Then
when I turned 6 years old I joined Baca’s Boxing. I boxed until I was 9 years old. I had a record of 3-0. I joined Kim’s Karate at 9
years old until the age of 15. I took and passed every belt level test, but I wasn’t able to obtain any other belt color but white. I
stayed a white belt on my Dad’s request. He had some strange idea that if I had a Black Belt I would get “cocky” and not want to
advance my training anymore. He also said that the law would be hard on me if I were a Black Belt. I played football in high
school. I played full back and linebacker. The fastest I ever ran the 40-yard dash is 4.9 seconds, but I used to stay around 5.0
seconds. I played at 230 lbs. After high school I just trained Boxing at home with my Dad and Uncles. At the age of 22 I watched
something called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I could not believe what I was watching. After that show I wore out my
VHS copy. I started training some of the stuff that I watched on the UFC. All I could do was train at home, cause where I lived
there wasn’t anything but Karate schools. So I just tried to stay in shape. Then in 1998 I started training at Fierce Protection
Systems here in Gallup. I was one of the first 5 Original Team Fierce Members. We trained Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Jiu
Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Conditioning. In 2004 I had to stop training for a number of reasons. One reason was that my Dad and I lost
our businesses after we got behind on taxes. I went from making $6000.00 per month to making ZERO in a matter of one week.
We lost everything, so I had to pick myself up and get a job. I remember when I got my first pay check $423.00. I was like what the
hell is this; I spend more then this in the strip bar in an hour. REALITY set in and I was like I can do this. My girlfriend now my
wife helped me through some tough times. We had a baby on the way and I was working hard with no time to train. Then I found
a new job at a medical supply. I advanced from low man to top guy in two years. I have a new great job at Western Refining. In
2004 I couldn’t train, but I had to stay involved in the sport. I had a brainstorm about a website for New Mexico Fighters. So I
started New Mexico MMA, I didn’t have a clue how to make a website, but I didn’t have any money to pay someone to make it. So
I made it with the help of my wife and we still do it to this day. I could have someone remake it for me now, but why? This is a
fighters website, it’s made by a fighter for fighters. I don’t need some NERD making my site. My site is the Biggest and Best site
in New Mexico. I receive an average of 50,000 hits per day; no one else even comes close to that period.  All my news is e-mailed,
called in, or my-spaced to me. I don’t have to paste and copy my news from other websites. Another reason I had to stop training
is that the head trainer moved and closed the school, so again I had nowhere to train. So since 2004 I have just ran my website
and sit on the couch and get fat. In Dec of 2008, I received a call from a good friend Nate Sellers. He asked if I would like to open
a MMA gym with him. I agreed on the spot and in Jan of 2009, we opened BioDog MMA in Gallup, NM. We opened a 700 sq ft little
gym. We out grew that gym within 4 months, but we had a 6-month lease. In June of 2009 we opened a 2500 sq ft gym located
behind Hinkley Signs on Bortot Dr. We have a state of the art MMA gym with Proshop selling top of the line fight gear and
equipment. Our Team has won over 35 metals from grappling tournaments this year. Nate is one great trainer. I am really glad to
be partners with a down to earth person. BioDog MMA is here to stay from a very long time. Hopefully I can get off my ass and
start training again. That is my boring life, well most of it. I left out I use to own a Supplement store, raced BMX, 8th time Arm
Wrestling champion with a 96-1 record. And my wife says there is a beer named after me “Arrogant Bastard Ale”.
If you need anything else email me at gmartinez@newmexicomma.com