There was much fuss made earlier in the month when it seemed like Geo Martinez would refuse to face Nicky Ryan in spite of a substantial financial incentive offered.
Initially Geo said:
“I respect the kid, he is definitely skillful and talented but I don’t think he deserves a match. Do I think I can smoke him? Yes, definitely, but I also feel like it’s a lose/lose situation for me: if I beat him no one cares cause I’m a higher belt and if he wins by any chance then obviously that looks really good for him, so in reality I don’t benefit in any way. “
However Gordon Ryan, Nicky’s older brother found a way to sweeten the pot:
Here’s how Gordon explained what transpired:
However the two sides may have found a middle ground. Nicky Ryan explained:
I’ve finally got the challenge I have been waiting for. Can you guess who and where?
To which his older bro jokingly replied: St*roids