Bella Martin | The Voice on the Floor

Sevan Matossian (00:01):

Wow. Look at this. Look at all these nice people already. Bella is the best

Bella Martin (00:06):


Sevan Matossian (00:07):

Yeah, that was easy. Do you know who that is?

Bella Martin (00:09):

Yeah, he’s out with mayhem.

Sevan Matossian (00:11):

Oh, okay. I was like, man, so that’s an inside cooking. Let’s see. If someone says you’re the best, well, do you actually know him or you just know him as an athlete?

Bella Martin (00:19):

No, I know him as a human. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (00:20):

Darn. Okay. That doesn’t count. I know.

Bella Martin (00:22):


Sevan Matossian (00:23):

That doesn’t count. That doesn’t count.

Bella Martin (00:27):

It’s cheating when your friends are on.

Sevan Matossian (00:31):

Are you in San Diego?

Bella Martin (00:33):

Heck yeah. I moved here on Christmas Eve.

Sevan Matossian (00:35):

Oh dude. I’m so sorry for making you get up this earlier, or I shouldn’t say making you. Thank you so much for getting up this early.

Bella Martin (00:41):

I was already up, so this is actually perfect.

Sevan Matossian (00:45):

You already got two workouts in

Bella Martin (00:46):

I wish. No, that’s going to be later. That’s later.

Sevan Matossian (00:53):

Do you recall if you and I have ever met in person?

Bella Martin (00:56):

We haven’t. You and I were shoulder to shoulder at the games this year on the floor, kind of in that media pit area during the award ceremony. And so you’re all business and I was just standing there trying not to cry. I was so excited for people.

Sevan Matossian (01:13):

Oh, okay. I don’t even remember being at the award ceremony. I usually try to cut out before the award ceremony. You cried the award ceremony, huh? Were you an athlete? Why is that emotional for you?

Bella Martin (01:24):

No, I just love it when people can succeed it with our goals and that’s it. I just get really excited for people and then that’s what makes me emotional is when other people achieve really great things, it makes me really happy. So it’s always fun.

Sevan Matossian (01:38):

I noticed in that Stephanie Price interview, you liked the word give. That’s your thing. I was like, wow. She wants to give there. She wants to give there. That’s your happy place. That’s your thing. You believe in people and you want people to succeed.

Bella Martin (01:55):

Absolutely. And that’s something that I try to do with everything that I do within CrossFit and within fitness and everything like that. If I can give someone something, not necessarily tangible, if it’s a emotional, a attachment and emotional connection. If it’s a cue, if it’s anything that I can give to you that makes your life better, that’s what I want.

Sevan Matossian (02:17):

And you’re in the position to do that. You don’t view yourself as just a floor commentator. You’re like, okay, I got the mic. I’m going to blow people up.

Bella Martin (02:26):

I hope so.

Sevan Matossian (02:27):

I’m going to love on people.

Bella Martin (02:28):

Yeah. I think we’re more than our jobs if we allow ourselves to be.

Sevan Matossian (02:32):

What’s that mean? Tell me what that means.

Bella Martin (02:33):

More than our jobs. Yeah, yeah,

Sevan Matossian (02:35):


Bella Martin (02:35):

That’s great. So I think we’re more than our jobs. I think when people see maybe my Instagram, they see me and Oh, she’s on the floor. Cool, that’s great. But then when they meet me in person and we have a conversation or I know something about them, or I just care on them and love on them just like someone else would, regardless of my job, and I show them a human experience, they’re so much happier. And then I’m happier because I made other people happy and it’s way better that way. So if all you ever are is your job, you’re not actually living life. You’re just doing a job and you’re missing out on all the really freaking awesome things and all the awesome people along the way.

Sevan Matossian (03:15):

It’s interesting. I’m trying to relate to it in my life, the podcast. It’s about asking questions and getting to know people, but also it’s the opposite of that. It’s about being present and listening so that you’re there for the person

Bella Martin (03:34):

For absolutely. So that you’re

Sevan Matossian (03:36):

There. I think

Bella Martin (03:36):

For the person, I like to talk, but I also want to listen.

Sevan Matossian (03:40):

How did you get that gig? How do you get a gig? It looks scary as shit. When I think of the people who do your job, just to make sure I understand your job right. There’s a guy who’s a cop who has a big beard. I think of him. I forget who that is. Larry. Larry. I think of Dylan. I think of Kiki. I think of Travis Bett.

Bella Martin (04:01):


Sevan Matossian (04:01):

And actually Dave Casper did it at the, I want to say the oh eight games. He sat in a chair and did it. He had a pretty unique style. His was, it was the opposite of yours. It was Booie, the athletes, which is kind cool. I think you can

Bella Martin (04:18):

Bully them a little.

Sevan Matossian (04:19):

You can. Yeah. He bullied

Bella Martin (04:20):

You can.

Sevan Matossian (04:21):

He would just be like, you can’t lift like that. Don’t do that. Don’t drop the bar again. I’m like, whoa. That’s the fucking commentator. You’re not the judge.

Bella Martin (04:28):

I’ve heard judges actually, they don’t have an mc on their floor. And so the judges will step in and they’ll take the mic, but then they’re just judging people on the mic. And I joke around and I’m like, no, I’m judging you as I’m on the microphone, but I’m not actually judging you. I always tell people that I’m judging you. I know you can squat deeper than that, but I’m not actually the one that’s giving you reps or not. But great

Sevan Matossian (04:53):

Question, but wait, wait, wait. Hold on. Before you tell the story, the origin story, have you ever done that? Ever been like deeper bitch, what

Bella Martin (05:00):

Have you

Sevan Matossian (05:01):

Ever And you accidentally

Bella Martin (05:03):


Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Yeah. You’re like, oops.

Bella Martin (05:05):

Oh yeah, no. So if I’m on the mic and someone’s doing something that’s just outlandish or stupid, I’ll call ’em out. I know they’re listening and people have told me that they’re listening. And so it’s kind of fun too, because especially if I know them and I know they can do better or they can move better or they’re not going fast enough, I’ll say something. And I think people, they don’t expect me to say something, but I will. And it also matters on the certain situations. I mean, some events you’re going to be able to play a little bit more than others, but I definitely have called some people out on microphone.

Sevan Matossian (05:37):

Me for time. Bella. Thanks. Bella is awesome. Does anyone say your name with an Italian accent? Like, oh,

Bella Martin (05:45):

There’s that. There’s Baya when I go to Spain and things like that. You can call me whatever you want.

Sevan Matossian (05:51):

Doesn’t matter. Two Ls. Yay. Yeah, I remember that.

Bella Martin (05:54):


Sevan Matossian (05:55):

Whatever you want. Okay. Okay. So tell me about your first gig. Let me guess. I’m going to guess it was on accident. I’m going to guess you were somewhere and someone’s like, Hey, can you do this

Bella Martin (06:07):

Kind of, so there was an mc, his name is James, who used to do a lot of events, and we met in Austin. And he said, Hey, I think you’d be really good at this.

Sevan Matossian (06:19):

Is he hitting on you? Is that his way of hitting? He just wants to spend time with you. No,

Bella Martin (06:22):

No. He is just being serious. And he was on his way out of the space. He’s kind of trying to retire from doing events and move into a different career path. So he meets me and he is, dude, you should do this. And in my mind, why

Sevan Matossian (06:35):

Would he say that about you? Why would he say that about you? How does he know you?

Bella Martin (06:39):

He met me through coaching and just general, just presence.

Sevan Matossian (06:45):

What were you doing at the event? You were a fan?

Bella Martin (06:47):

No, I was actually at the gym, so I wasn’t even at an event. So you’re 50% right. In thinking I kind of accidentally stepped into it. So he came up to me, said I’d be good at it. I said, probably not. I don’t really enjoy speaking in front of crowds. That sounds actually like a nightmare. And then he convinced me to do it. I did the High Rocks US World Championships as my first event in Chicago. And I didn’t know enough about High Rocks at the time to really fully understand what was happening. And that’s definitely a learning opportunity for me. So I’m there and I ate it up. It was so much fun. I was having fun. I was being silly. I was just on the mic. And for High Rocks, it’s a bit different because there’s scheduled waves and it’s a little bit less of what’s out on the floor, who’s doing, why is this cool? Things like that. There’s way less storytelling to be done, but I still loved it. And then I worked TFX, and then I met Anthony Tom who

Sevan Matossian (07:46):

Connect TFX. What’s that? What’s that? The

Bella Martin (07:48):

Fittest experience?

Sevan Matossian (07:49):

It was in Texas. Oh, that’s the thing that just happened in the

Bella Martin (07:52):

Uk. It’s happened. No, that’s Fit Fest. This one’s like a community event in an hour north of Austin,

Sevan Matossian (08:00):


Bella Martin (08:02):

In Austin,

Sevan Matossian (08:02):

Texas. Austin. Austin. Austin. Yeah.

Bella Martin (08:05):

So I did that one and I met Anthony Thomas. Tell me

Sevan Matossian (08:07):

The year on this. What year is this? It’s

Bella Martin (08:10):

2021 at this point. So 2021. And then I met Dylan and Dylan and I FaceTimed, and we were in the same outfit. We were both wearing Green Noble, and we got on so well. It was a great conversation. Come on.

Sevan Matossian (08:28):

He’s a really dope dude. He’s great.

Bella Martin (08:30):

He’s awesome. And I get to work with him a couple times in the year, and it’s always the events that I’m looking forward to the most because I get to work with Dylan Warm.

Sevan Matossian (08:39):

We have

Bella Martin (08:39):

So much

Sevan Matossian (08:40):

Fun. He’s warm. He’s a warm human. Are you’re a warm human?

Bella Martin (08:44):

I think so. I like Hugs, probably.

Sevan Matossian (08:47):

Yeah, he’s very warm

Bella Martin (08:49):

Story on Dylan. You’ll love this. So when we’re in Fort Wayne for Masters Fitness Collective, there’s a group of us and we’re just very silly and we get on really well. And so this year we decided it was just going to be prank Dylan weekend because why not? Why not? And so we’re at this Mexican restaurant and I go to the back telling I almost, oh, I’m going to go to the bathroom. No big deal. I go to the bathroom, I find our waiter, and I said, Hey, it’s not his birthday. I don’t want to pretend it’s his birthday. Really? I just want to embarrass him. Can we do something about this? Sure, sure. No big deal. Comes back

Sevan Matossian (09:26):

With a couple of breaks. Hey, that’s hostile. That’s not even pranking. That’s like, Hey, I don’t know what I want to do. I just want to fuck up.

Bella Martin (09:32):

That’s exactly it. It’s not his birthday. I don’t really give it, but I just want to have fun. It’s funny. And so he comes back with a cup of rice and he’s like, yeah, guys, there’s fireworks going on outside today, but there’s fireworks in here too. And he sets down the cup of rice, puts a candle in it, and then the entire restaurant starts singing. So we didn’t even really start it. The whole restaurant starts singing and it was out of kind a comedy show. It was so funny. He didn’t expect it to happen, and we can’t.

Sevan Matossian (10:05):

I am embarrassed. Poor Dylan. Right now. I’m embarrassed for

Bella Martin (10:07):

Dylan. I know. I’ll have to find the video because I took the video of it because it was so, so good. But that’s, I mean, that’s Dylan. He’s one of those people. He is going to take it, but it truly is one of my favorite memories of him. Now, I’m a really nice guy. I don’t up myself next year.

Sevan Matossian (10:22):

I’m a really nice guy, so people abuse me. What a life.

Bella Martin (10:25):

But he’s a champ. He’s a good champ about it. And I know if he had the opportunity, he would prank me back, so it’d be fine.

Sevan Matossian (10:31):

Marco Calderon, is Bella Single?

Bella Martin (10:35):

Yes, I am. Thank you, Marco.

Sevan Matossian (10:38):

And single just means that you don’t have a boyfriend or a girlfriend.

Bella Martin (10:42):

Yeah, I’m just me right now. I got a dog, but

Sevan Matossian (10:45):

Just me. You do have a job.

Bella Martin (10:47):

A dog.

Sevan Matossian (10:48):

Oh, a dog. But you don’t have a job, a dog?

Bella Martin (10:51):

Not really. I mean, I have a job, but it’s not what everybody else has. It’s not a nine to five

Sevan Matossian (10:57):

People in this space don’t really have jobs. Well, the ones who are, I don’t want to say successful, but the ones who are doing it,

Bella Martin (11:04):

I think if you want to be successful in pre it, you have to really double down and commit to doing that. And you have to also understand that other people aren’t totally going to get what you’re going to do, but you also have to have your own back more than you would in a nine to five, because if it is your life and it is your livelihood, you have to be confident enough to say, this is what I’m worth. If that doesn’t work for you, I’m sorry. There are certain things that I can budge on certain things.

Sevan Matossian (11:31):

In the Stephanie Price interview, you said, Hey, if someone wants me, I’ll make sure it gets done. Regardless of price.

Bella Martin (11:39):

Right. So that’s what I mean. There’s a difference though, because doing an event that’s a local event for less than my day rate, but they’re still paying for hotel, still paying for travel, I’m still making money on it, and I’m not losing, and I’m still at the event.

Sevan Matossian (11:54):

Right, okay.

Bella Martin (11:56):

I can still afford to eat, which is important.

Sevan Matossian (11:59):

It’s interesting everyone I know, including the athletes who I think is successful in the space, did it for free

Bella Martin (12:15):

In the beginning. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:16):

Yeah. God free is not even the right word. I’m just trying to think of how to phrase this. I would

Bella Martin (12:26):

Pick opportunities, I guess. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (12:29):

I’ve seen a lot of people fail because they think that they know what they’re worth or because they’re not getting what they’re worth. And so they draw a line in the sand and they fuck themselves,

Bella Martin (12:43):

But they don’t know truly the ins and outs of what’s actually fair. You know what I mean? If you just decide in other sports, they’re making this much money, so much money, I’m going to make this much, you’re missing the point. CrossFit’s not like other sports. These events don’t have that kind of money to be thrown around.

Sevan Matossian (13:03):

And then also there’s opportunity. So lemme give you an example. If Rich Running said to me, Hey, can you come on my podcast? The first Tuesday of every month? I would do that and I would do that because I knew, I would know that I could use, that. I could leverage my relationship with Rich to make my life richer in other areas financially. I would start picking up listeners from my own podcast, but I feel like there’s some people who fucked that up.

Bella Martin (13:34):


Sevan Matossian (13:36):

They’re like, well, they haven’t figured that out, that, Hey, I’m in a relationship with this group of guys and all we do is leverage each other.

Bella Martin (13:45):

I love that.

Sevan Matossian (13:47):

So for example, Pedro, the guy who does the Coffee Pods and Wads podcast.

Bella Martin (13:54):

Hilarious. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (13:55):

Okay. Yeah. And he’s got that game show.

Bella Martin (13:58):

I was on the game show. Oh

Sevan Matossian (13:59):

Yeah. Oh yeah, that’s right.

Bella Martin (14:00):

I was robbed. I’m going to say this publicly. I was robbed

Sevan Matossian (14:04):

Truthfully. You were.

Bella Martin (14:05):

Truthfully, I was robbed. Andrew Hill were confirmed with me. He also agrees that I was

Sevan Matossian (14:09):

Right. Oh, he was on the show?

Bella Martin (14:11):

No, he was listening and he told me we were chatting about it and I was kind of talking shit, and I was like, I’m going to win because these are three things that I can talk about really well, but my downfall was that I talked too much. I talked too well, and then I got Did you turn the

Sevan Matossian (14:25):

Mic off on you?

Bella Martin (14:26):

Yeah, and then I got lost part of the show. Then I lost point. No, I lost the point. It was tough. That was Rob and I wanted With who was on with you and Chase? It was myself, Lucy and John Singleton.

Sevan Matossian (14:40):


Bella Martin (14:40):

Ashley and John.

Sevan Matossian (14:42):

Yeah. That show was surprisingly better than I thought.

Bella Martin (14:47):

I think so too. I think when you gamify it a little bit and you have people that actually are passionate about the topics at hand, but that’ll also argue and they’ll change directions. If you pick the right personalities, it’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (15:02):

Totally off subject, but I don’t think people appreciate that. Last show he did where he had Taylor Self and Ariel Lowen and Brent Falkowski on that was some Barnum and Bailey shit. I can’t believe he got those three people on a show together. Why? You won’t ever see those three people anywhere together, unless maybe it was in passing somewhere at the games. I just thought it was brilliant, this brilliant cast of characters, A more real logical guy like Brent, and then this cantankerous fucking wild card tailor, and then this world-class kind of anomaly athlete mom lady thing in The Superhuman that is Ariel Lowen. You know what I mean? It’s just like, I’m just like, holy fuck, dude. I feel like this is a groundbreaking moment in CrossFit. I just loved it. I just love what Pedro’s doing over there.

Bella Martin (16:00):

I totally agree. I think it’s one of those things people don’t realize how incredible some of the personalities and the people that are in our space are. And then you put ’em all in a room together, and I don’t even want to be in that conversation. I just want to watch the conversation and it’s so awesome. Yeah. I think that’s one of my favorite segments right now. It’s a good one.

Sevan Matossian (16:22):

Since you didn’t win, you don’t get to go on.

Bella Martin (16:25):


Sevan Matossian (16:27):

Would you think you’ll ever be back on that show again?

Bella Martin (16:30):

I hope so. I’ll tell him. I’ll come back on. I’ll talk about anything, and I promise I’ll hold myself to the time. I promise

Sevan Matossian (16:36):

He likes. No, no. You should get points for talking over, Hey, I want to look at at Bella. Bella. Bella. Look it.

Bella Martin (16:44):

Hi Fondle. Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (16:47):

Oh, fondle. I never got that before until you just said that. It’s funny. I thought it was just Dawn Falls’ name backwards, but it’s fondle. Oh, wow.

Bella Martin (16:55):

I think it’s funny if you said that’s good. That’s good. That’s a good way to start your morning.

Sevan Matossian (16:59):

Wow. Fondle.

Bella Martin (17:00):

It’s a funny joke.

Sevan Matossian (17:01):

That is good. If I went on that show, I would make sure I would pump myself up, that someone on that show when they were done did not like me.

Bella Martin (17:17):

I think I had to hold my tongue. I think it’s one of those things I

Sevan Matossian (17:20):

Would want to burn a relationship Bella there. I would go there and be like, all right, I’m burning a relationship here. Just

Bella Martin (17:25):

I was worried that I was going to do that with Lucy though, because there was one time we didn’t agree and I was like, I want to go off right now, but I want to be your friend, so I’m going to hold back. Dang it. I

Sevan Matossian (17:37):

Should. You’re from some fucking island where everyone’s inbred. How about you just take a big old, shut the fuck up,

Bella Martin (17:47):

The mic drop, and then I would be completely kicked out. I would be kicked out of podcasts.

Sevan Matossian (17:52):

How about the next show? Did you see the next show she was on? Which one? She was on again after you and I saw her there, but she’s in the finals. She murders. She murders. I’m like, who is this chick?

Bella Martin (18:03):

I know. Well, I think she came on late to ours, so I think she wasn’t ready to go when it was us and John. And then she got moved on. But she had to hold her own. I mean, she was with Hiller and Chase. She had to, yeah. Yeah. She had to do that for the sake of women.

Sevan Matossian (18:22):

Hiller, I heard Hiller didn’t deserve to win that show. I heard that was home cooking.

Bella Martin (18:26):

That’s not fair.

Sevan Matossian (18:27):

Okay. Alright.

Bella Martin (18:28):

Alright. I think Hiller could argue with anybody and he’d probably win. And if we were on opposite sides of an argument by the end, I think he could probably convince me that I’m on the wrong side of the argument. I can I come to your side? I think truly that’s how he is. He’s so good at kind of just, I don’t know, discourse disagreeing, but also agreeing and making it educational. He can convince me that I’m wrong and I’d be Yeah, you’re right. I’ll come over there. Sure.

Sevan Matossian (18:54):

I went from not thinking a single person was on steroids to, he convinced me I’m on steroids, that everyone’s on steroids less than a year. I’m like, what the fuck is going on here?

Bella Martin (19:06):

I walk into gyms now and I’m like, there’s no way. Yeah, juice. There’s no way. Are you on creatine? Really? What else?

Sevan Matossian (19:14):

But also, that being said, I don’t judge them for it. I’m not angry at them either. Yeah, no way. I’m not mad. I ain’t mad at you.

Bella Martin (19:21):

No, they look good too. Might as

Sevan Matossian (19:22):

Well. Yeah. Fuck. Those drugs are really working.

Bella Martin (19:25):


Sevan Matossian (19:26):

Really do. Shane Boyer.

Bella Martin (19:29):

Hello, Shane.

Sevan Matossian (19:30):

Do you know who that is?

Bella Martin (19:31):


Sevan Matossian (19:31):

Don’t. Oh, that’s cool though, that he gave a dollar.

Bella Martin (19:34):


Sevan Matossian (19:36):

Andrew Hiller. I’m a lawyer’s. Worst nightmare.

Bella Martin (19:38):

There you go. I agree. But also you’d make a great lawyer, but maybe in the Suits way, Harvey Specter way where you just mess things up and then everyone’s down with it and they’re cool with it, and then you win the case and win the money anyway.

Sevan Matossian (19:54):

You’re at High Rocks, they give you the mic. Crazy butterflies, you’re panicking.

Bella Martin (20:01):

Not really. I joke around and say that when I get a mic, I black out. I let my alter ego take over and she just does what she’s going to do. And then at the end of the day, I’m just, I’m good. I’m back. Who knows What

Sevan Matossian (20:11):

Happened? Did you know that was going to happen?

Bella Martin (20:14):

Not really. When I was in college, I did a lot of presentations and so when I was doing those, I had to be very focused and on. And so I assumed that that’s kind of the mentality that I would take to it. Where, okay, I’ve got everything I want to say. I’m going to say it. I’ve got my timings and things like that. And then I realized it’s a lot more just playing with humans and just having cool, fun conversations and making it a really fun experience. And far less, at least OX was far less about any sort of information and data, so it worked out really well.

Sevan Matossian (20:47):

God, I’d be terrified. Do you think you find yourself out there? How many shows have you done?

Bella Martin (20:52):

Oh my gosh, so many. I did 28 last year and then I think,

Sevan Matossian (20:56):


Bella Martin (20:57):

Yeah. And that was a blend of different countries, of local, of small box gyms. It was so many.

Sevan Matossian (21:06):

Do you think you get to know yourself better out there? Or do you think you lose yourself out there? You do think you get to know yourself better?

Bella Martin (21:10):

I think I get to know myself better. I think even then I get to know other people better. You learn a lot about people from watching them compete and do fitness and how they respond to things. So you might have a friend that say you work out with them and then you see them compete and they’re yelling at the judge. They mishandle workouts. They’re not having fun. You’re looking at them, whatcha doing, bro? That’s not you. But it is them. That’s how they handle stress. That’s how they handle pressure. And so it’s really fun to kind of watch people show their true selves out there because for the most part, if it’s not the games put on a performance, they’re just competing. They’re doing fitness for time. So it’s fun to watch people be themselves.

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Are you putting on a performance?

Bella Martin (21:57):

I dunno if it’s a performance. I think I just am myself and I think in a weird way, people like watching me be myself. I don’t like the way that came out loud, but that’s definitely, I think people enjoy watching other people have fun and I have fun

Sevan Matossian (22:12):

Doing it. Yeah, people do like that. It’s like someone, even if they’re not a good dancer, if you see them dancing and they’re having fun, it’s fun watching. Yeah,

Bella Martin (22:20):

I’m a terrible dancer and I will probably dance if Abba comes on. I probably will dance.

Sevan Matossian (22:25):

And people will enjoy watching you dance.

Bella Martin (22:27):

I’m sure. Yeah. Or they’ll laugh at me and I don’t care if you laugh at me. I’m probably laughing at myself too.

Sevan Matossian (22:33):

You ever catch yourself out there and you’re talking and you’re like, oh my God, I didn’t even notice my energy dropped so low. And you’re faking it to try to get it back up.

Bella Martin (22:46):

Sometimes I think when there’s events that are 30 minutes long, it’s one of those ones where you have to kind of, okay, I got to really check back in and I might’ve frozen. Let me know if I froze.

Sevan Matossian (23:00):

You did freeze.

Bella Martin (23:02):


Sevan Matossian (23:02):

No. I was trying to think if it was bugging me or not. I can’t tell. I think

Bella Martin (23:08):

It does. Lemme see. I need stop my kid.

Sevan Matossian (23:12):

And your voice kind of went out a little bit too. Frozen, like Elsa. God, that’s the best you got, David. Good morning everyone. Matt Burns, juice games. Marissa Osa. She’s in San Diego, 400 miles south of me. Maybe I’ll just respond to some text messages until she comes back. Yes. One of my friends texted me. Yes, I am podcasting. Oh, there she is. She’s back. Thumbs up. Hold on. Lemme see. Where’s my arrow? There’s my arrow.

Bella Martin (23:55):

There we go. We should be back now.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):


Bella Martin (23:58):


Sevan Matossian (24:01):

20 eight’s a lot. That means that means you’re never even really home.

Bella Martin (24:05):

Not really. Last year was a big year, and that’s kind of why I moved out to San Diego anyway,

Sevan Matossian (24:11):

Because a better airport, better

Bella Martin (24:14):

Better airport. I would say I’m closer to Australia and New Zealand and that’s a long flight. And when you have to go do that and then you actually have to go skip over to other countries or things like that. It’s just going to make more sense for me to be west coast right now. So I’m ready. I’m full for

Sevan Matossian (24:32):

It. How many times a year do you go to Australia?

Bella Martin (24:35):

It’ll be at least twice and then at least twice to New Zealand.

Sevan Matossian (24:38):

Wow. Yeah. That’s crazy. Cave Astros. The haircut looks great. You look kind of like a young man again. And of course Bella looking as beautiful as ever.

Bella Martin (24:50):

Thank you,

Sevan Matossian (24:51):

Chris. Be

Bella Martin (24:51):

I also like the haircut. I do like the haircut as well. Yeah. Gabe is such a suck up. Oh, come on Chris.

Sevan Matossian (24:59):

But he’s not a suck up, but he is not.

Bella Martin (25:03):

Chris, I dare you to say something nice about someone.

Sevan Matossian (25:05):

Yeah, yeah. He is not a suck up. He can even be a bully down there in the comments. asce, you look very corporate. Jesus. I just made a million dollars off the behind the scenes.

Bella Martin (25:16):

It’s got to be sick. What do you spend your first million on? Whatcha are you going to

Sevan Matossian (25:19):

Do? No, it’s like my 50th million.

Bella Martin (25:22):

Yeah, but this first time,

Sevan Matossian (25:23):

What are you going to

Bella Martin (25:25):

Spend it on?

Sevan Matossian (25:27):

Drugs and alcohol.

Bella Martin (25:29):

Love it. Good for you.

Sevan Matossian (25:31):

You know what, I spend almost all of my money on just the most domestic shit. Fixing my car, paying for kids lessons, clothes for my kids. The heating bill this month is going to be 500 bucks. You know what I mean? It’s all that. It’s just a constant flow of money and money out, just no hookers and blow. But fair question.

Bella Martin (26:00):

Question. I mean, yeah, you got to treat yourself every once in a while, right?

Sevan Matossian (26:05):

Yes. No. You have the microphone in your hand and then you’re in front of all these people. And then so there’s people, it’s a place of authoritarian and stature. Do a lot of boys approach you? Is it very appealing? You’re like a rhino. I think of you as kind of the last white rhino out there. And if there’s a thousand people in the stands, there’s a hundred young men out there who are like, okay, I really, they’ve kind of lost themselves in you. No stress.

Bella Martin (26:42):

Okay. So I think that’s funny because in person in the wild, we can say in the wild, people don’t approach me at all. People don’t approach me. And they’re very nice. They’re very respectful. Fist bumps here if I know them, give me hugs. It’s great. And then it’s not until after the event ends,

Sevan Matossian (27:02):

The dms pour in.

Bella Martin (27:03):


Sevan Matossian (27:04):

Oh, that’s really cool. Or not cool. Hi, I’m a man from the 1950s. I would like to say hi to you and give you my phone number on this sheet of paper right here.

Bella Martin (27:16):

Here’s the case. Not

Sevan Matossian (27:16):

Slipping your dms. You did a really good job this weekend,

Bella Martin (27:20):

Right? It’s like, thanks man. You did too. Good job. Pow. Pow. I think it’s funny because I don’t see myself as unapproachable, but when I’m doing my job, I think I am almost unapproachable to the point where someone would want to hit on me, which I think is a good thing.

Sevan Matossian (27:36):

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Well, yesterday I went to this restaurant and the waitress was beautiful, but then even my son’s like, Ooh, the waitress is really pretty. And I’m like, yeah. But I was thinking, I was like, if I saw her out in the world, there’s something about her being the waitress that she’s the one bringing the food. She’s the one talking. She’s the one standing over you. But I just must think that you’re up there and you’re doing all, yeah, you’re doing all this talking and you have command over the whole audience and everyone has to listen to you. There’s something that’s, that you’re people, not that you don’t have other redeeming qualities, but you’re a, what’s that called? You would be an achievement for someone

Bella Martin (28:25):

In a funny way.

Sevan Matossian (28:26):

Yeah. Someone sees an actor like some guy who not even, you know what I mean? Okay. I got her. People like this. Yeah, yeah. Alpha Lion. Yeah. And then there’s some dudes out there. Yeah. You ever date anyone from the dms? No. No. No. Dating. You can’t,

Bella Martin (28:45):

Can’t really. Because if you can’t approach me in person and try to make the conversation, the dms probably just not really going to, it’s not going to land as well as you think it will.

Sevan Matossian (28:55):

Yeah. I’d be scared. How old are you?

Bella Martin (28:58):


Sevan Matossian (28:59):

Yeah. You’re in kind of a different era than me. I don’t know how people do dating apps. I’d be afraid to meet a stranger.

Bella Martin (29:07):

I think when you meet so many strangers, nobody’s a stranger, but you don’t go alone. And then I recently got a taser, so

Sevan Matossian (29:15):

Did you really get a taser? Yeah,

Bella Martin (29:17):

I did. It’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (29:18):

Where’d you get that

Bella Martin (29:20):


Sevan Matossian (29:21):

You went to a website and got a taser?

Bella Martin (29:23):

Yeah. You can get ’em on Amazon.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Is it within grasp of you right now?

Bella Martin (29:26):

No, it’s in my car. I got to go downtown today.

Sevan Matossian (29:30):

Hey, is that a sign of the times?

Bella Martin (29:32):


Sevan Matossian (29:33):

Who told you to get it? Did your dad tell you to get it?

Bella Martin (29:35):

No, so I had one when I lived in Austin, and then it also, I had one with pepper spray, which sick. And then when I just moved to San Diego and the gym owner that I am coaching at, he was like, you’re going to need a taser just in case. You never know. I’m like, nobody’s going to bother me thinking no one’s going to bother me. My dog gives me scary dog privileges because he is 80 pounds, half.

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