Former WEC bantamweight champion and UFC fighter, Miguel Torres, spoke to mmafighting.com about his second release from the UFC in as many years, the controversial comments that have seemingly got himself in hot water on more than one occasion and where he sees his career going from here.
“I was upset, but I’m not going to try to sit there and contemplate why things happen. More, just react to them and get back on the horse and keep rolling. I’ve done too much in my career to sit down and contemplate why. I don’t ask why, I just ask what’s next. What made me what I am today is coming from the area and environment that I grew up in.
To be able to come back to this environment and fight for my fans and my family, for me, it’s refreshing. They miss watching my fights. It gets pretty emotional, and when the news broke out here, nearly every kid in my gym was so excited because they’re able to watch me fight live.
You know, I thought I was pretty good on Twitter. I didn’t think I said anything too crazy. I think, pretty much after what happened to me last time, everybody’s on their best behavior. I’m pretty sure that might have factored in there somehow, but I always do my best and I always go out there and put up a fight, win or lose. I want to fight until, at least, 35 [years old]. My body’s doing extremely well.
I don’t have any serious injuries. I don’t feel tired of fighting, I don’t feel tired of training, and that’s the biggest thing for me. I know in my mind, when I get up and I don’t want to train anymore, when I get up and don’t want to put the time into the hard work, then it’s time to call it quits.”