“Ever since a few articles came out that incorrectly reported that I was released by the UFC, I have been asked by many if I am leaving MMA to pursue boxing. I was not released by the UFC. I am doing a few boxing matches as a way to improve myself as a mixed martial arts fighter. I plan on participating in a few non-UFC MMA events before returning to the Octagon. I want to thank all of my fans for their support. See you in the Octagon real soon.”
Martin successfully made his professional boxing debut earlier this month in Chicago, knocking out his opponent, Ricardo Upchurch, in round one. Martin will return to MMA competition on June 14th at Adrenaline MMA’s debut event in Chicago against Daiju Takase.