Bradley Martyn has carved out a career for himself by picking fights with some of MMA’s biggest names, but he may want to steer clear of Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera.
Over the last few months, the 260-pound bodybuilder has drawn the ire of the combat sports community after suggesting that he could compete with world-class fighters including Sean O’Malley, Nate Diaz, and Demetrious Johnson. And while most of the fighters have been willing to patronize Martyn when he asks the inevitable question, “Who would win in a street fight,” Vera had no interest in playing nice.
“I’d kill you, I swear to God I’d kill you,” Vera said in response to the question during an interview with Martyn on his Raw Talk podcast. “The only way for you to beat me is if you grab me and you hit my head with the wall, then if I get KOed. Because if you don’t knock me out, I’m gonna keep coming. And cardio-wise, I’m an animal, dude.
“You know like in Street Fighter, the health [bar]? Even if you start punching me and hurting me, my health won’t leave me too quick. You would have to really knock me out. If not dude, you’re f*cked. I’m gonna take your eyes out of your face… I’m opening your guts and f*cking playing with them.”
"I am opening up your guts, and playing with them."— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) September 20, 2023
Bradley Martyn asks Chito Vera if he can beat him in a street fight pic.twitter.com/RRLOBd8XQ3
Bradley Martyn was clearly entertained by Vera’s not-so-friendly response, but considering the bantamweight’s impeccable record inside the Octagon, we have no doubt that when push comes to shove, ‘Chito’ could do exactly as he suggested.
Currently, Vera is rounding his first shot at UFC gold after the newly minted king of the 135-pound division called him out for a long-awaited rematch.
Moments after Sean O’Malley scored a sensational second-round knockout against Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292, ‘Sugar’ called for a clash with Vera. The two previously met in 2020 with Vera handing O’Malley his first loss inside the Octagon, though ‘Sugar’ has routinely no-sold the defeat after suffering a leg injury in the opening round. Despite that, the loss is still a thorn in the side of the new bantamweight champ and he would love nothing more than the opportunity to hand Vera the biggest L of his career.
Watch the full interview below: