Miguel Torres said the Tristar Gym where he's gone for virtually every fight camp in his recent career is usually packed.
These days, it's a traffic jam. He estimates there are at least five fighters training for the upcoming UFC 154, which takes place Nov. 17 in Montreal, and another 10 fighting in gym head Firas Zahabi's new event 13 days later. Another 10 or 12 are competing elsewhere.
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With Saturday's successful World Series of Fighting debut show, the organization has its first fight for its second offering.
As expected, with an upset win over former WEC champ Miguel Torres, Marlon Moraes now will meet fellow bantamweight Tyson Nam at WSOF 2.
WSOF 2 is likely to take place in late January in Las Vegas, though a date and venue haven't been finalized.
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Miguel Torres still is signing the praises of trainer Firas Zahabi eight months after he packed up his things and went to work with him at Tristar Gym in Montreal.
Torres, a former WEC bantamweight champion who makes his UFC debut Saturday at UFC 126, said it took but 15 minutes for Zahabi to win him over, and the trainer has influenced not only his fighting philosophies but his personal ones, as well.
But fighting is what he's here to do, and Torres said the most important of Zahabi's c read news >>
Legacy Fighting Championship has added UFC, WEC and WSOF veteran Miguel Torres to its kickboxing roster. read news >>
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Pablo Alfonso enters today’s WSOF 11 event with a three-fight winning streak, but what is likely his most impressive and important victory to date came in his most recent bout.Filed under: News, Videos, WSOF read news >>
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WSOF contender Pablo Alfonso tells Bloody Elbow that his win over Miguel Torres was just the beginning. WSOF 11, set for July 5th at Daytona, Florida, has already undergone a series of matchmaking changes, and has lost the allure of its original line up, which was to feature welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares defending against fellow former UFC veteran Jon Fitch. One fight on the main card which is flying under the radar is the opening scrap between former TUF contestant Cody ‘Bam Bam’ Boll read news >>
It appears that World Series of Fighting will make good on its promise to book Miguel Torres once again. Now it's just a question of who his opponent will be. read news >>
Bantamweight Miguel Torres' recent bust for marijuana possession hasn't deterred his promoter's plans for his career. read news >>
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the studio WSOF 1 fighters Miguel Torres, Anthony Johnson and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante. Travis Bartlett also calls in.
We also talk to RFA executive Ed Soares and MMA fan/comedian Joey "CoCo" Diaz. We're also giving away tickets to RFA 4, WSOF 1 and Diaz's comedy show in Ontario, Calif.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two- read news >>
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Miguel Torres' second release from the UFC immediately brought speculation that the fighter's tweets had again gotten him in trouble.
But Torres today told MMAjunkie.com Radio that he's a little smarter than that.
"I thought that was kind of funny that (people would think) I would make the same joke," Torres said. "That's what people want to say, that's what people want to think, (but) I just know that I'm fighting for the World Series of Fighting."
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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) today
officially launches its efforts to become
Las Vegas' newest successful
And it will
announce that former WEC bantamweight champion
and four-time UFC veteran Miguel Torres will
headline its first major show, a person
familiar with the deal told USA TODAY
Sports and MMAjunkie.com.
The promotion is expected to reveal
the headliner at a news conference today in Las Vegas.
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