News recently emerged that former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres has signed with the World Series of Fighting promotion. He was originally expected to begin fighting for Titan Fighting Championships, but has now changed his focus to the WSOF.
Torres was recently released by the Ultimate Fighting Championships after losing to Michael McDonald at UFC 145, but it is not yet known if he was cut for performance or disciplinary reasons. This is the second time Torres has been cut by the promotion, after posting offensive comments on his twitter page. However, after apologizing and expressing his regret publicly the fighter was welcomed back to the promotion by president Dana White.
Miguel recently announced that he had joined the WSOF via his Twitter page:
I would like to thank @mmaworldseries for giving me a new home, can’t wait till Nov 3.
— Miguel Angel Torres (@MiguelTorresMMA) September 3, 2012
The 31-year-old will make his debut for The World Series of Fighting on Nov. 3, with the event expected to air LIVE on NBC Sports.
Torres left the UFC with a promotional record of 2-2, after picking up decision victories over Antonio Banuelos and Nick Pace. He suffered a decision loss against Demetrious Johnson at UFC 130 in May 2011, and as mentioned earlier he was defeated by McDonald in his last bout. Miguel will no doubt look to bounce back into the win column with a big performance in his WSOF debut in November.
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