Former WEC bantamweight champ, and UFC fighter, Miguel Torres (40-5) is looking to get his career back on track when he returns to action next weekend when he faces opponent Marlon Moraes on the NBC Sports broadcasted World Series of Fighting 1 event.
Torres saw his journey with the worlds top promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, end this past April after a knockout loss versus Michael McDonald at UFC 145. He was released by the promotion shortly after the defeat. Previous to that in December 2011, Torres was cut after a controversial Tweet but made amends and was welcomed back three weeks later by promotion president Dana White.
With all of that behind him now, Torres is ready to open the next chapter of his life and is looking “to get back on track” on November 3, 2012 in Las Vegas.
Torres spoke to MMAWeekly.com recently about his release and the inaugural WSOF event.
“Going back to November, it was a big blow,” said Torres. “I went through a lot to get back into the UFC, got back in and lost the fight. I didn’t follow the game plan and went out there and got caught with a punch and I got (released) again.
“The biggest thing for me to get back on track is to get stable.”
“It’s an exciting feeling to start in a new league and kind of have a homecoming fighting on the NBC Sports Network (where the WEC was broadcasted on during the channel’s Versus branding) and fight on a card with guys like Andrei Arlovski,” said Torres.
Torres is 1-2 in his last three bouts but is 3-2 in his last five. The former WEC 135-lbs title holder earned his last victory in November 2011 at UFC 139 in a 141-lbs catchweight bout versus Nick Pace. Torres dominated the fight on his way to a unanimous decision by scores of 30-27 across the board from all three judges.