The few weeks have been a whirlwind for bantamweight Miguel Torres. The former WEC champion was unexpectedly released by the UFC before being scooped up by Titan FC. Then, days later, Torres’ name was linked to a main event slot at the first event from the World Series of Fighting.
Torres recently shed some light on the situation, saying he’s still obligated to fight for Titan FC and will headline a future show in Chicago under the Midwest organization’s banner.
“The stipulation was take one fight outside of World Series of Fighting, which is the one I’m gonna do in my hometown, so I’ll do that at a later date after the November show. Everything with Titan is still good,” explained Torres in a conversation with MMA Interviews.
While Torres’ opponent on November 3 at the WSoF event has yet to be named, the 40-5 fan-favorite hinted at an intriguing possibility.
“They have a couple opponents in mind. One of them is having some issues right now, contract issues….you probably know who that is. I can’t say any names but you know who it is,” teased Torres who didn’t shy away from the suggestion of it being Tyson Nam.
Nam (12-4) has been fighting for freedom from stipulations attached to an old Bellator contract after knocking out champion Eduardo Dantas in upset fashion at a show in Brazil. While Nam’s win may have shocked some people, Torres’ jaw wasn’t dropped at the development.
“It’s MMA so nothing really surprises me. Dantas came in real hard, coming forward with an aggressive combination and got caught. It happens.”
Regardless of whom he faces at the WSoF event, the 31-year old Torres will be out to prove he still belongs among the best in the bantamweight division. He is 3-2 in his last five fights including a brutal strike-based stoppage at the hands of Michael McDonald in his previous outing.
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