Miguel Torres Released By UFC; Titan FC Debut Set For November 2
Torres announced news of his release via his official website late Tuesday.
"I am writing this letter to inform you that as a result of my last loss, I was cut from the UFC," wrote Torres. "My next fight will be in Hammond, Indiana for Titan Fighting Championship on November the 2nd. I am excited to continue fighting, to regain my focus and to get back to what made me a champion. A special thank you to my manager, Glenn Robinson, my trainer, Firas Zahabi, my training partners, and all the staff at the UFC. 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. Until November 2nd."
Once considered the top 135-pound fighter in MMA, Torres has gone 3-4 in his last seven outings, including defeats to Demetrious Johnson and Michael McDonald under the UFC banner. The former WEC bantamweight champ recently suffered a vicious first-round knockout at the hands of McDonald at April's UFC 145.
Titan FC 25 takes place on November 2 in Hammond, Indiana, where Torres owns a gym, Torres Martial Arts Academy. While Torres is slated to headline the fall card, no opponent has been named as of writing.