Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres was apparently released from the UFC after his knockout loss to Michael McDonald at UFC 145. Torres broke the news on his website where he posted, “I am writing this letter to inform you that as a result of my last loss, I was cut from the UFC.”
Torres was 37-1 when he lost his bantamweight title to Brian Bowles in the WEC and has since gone 3-4 including just a 2-2 record inside the Octagon. While he may not have been overly successful as of late, Torres assured everyone his love of MMA still remains, writing, “I have dedicated my whole life to mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From teaching, to training, and fighting from the lowest to the highest levels, my passion in life is to be the best that I can be.”
Fortunately for fans, this is not the end of the line for Torres who revealed he already has a new promotional home lined up for his next outing.
“My next fight will be in Hammond, Indiana for Titan Fighting Championship on November the 2nd,” the 31-year old announced.
Torres nor Titan Fighting Championship have hinted as to who his opponent might be. This is not only big news for Torres, but for Titan FC as well. This will be the first time the promotion has traveled outside of Kansas since 2006, and the fight will be in Chicago-native Torres’ proverbial backyard.
“I am excited to continue fighting, to regain my focus, and to get back to what made me a champion,” Torres added.
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