Found December 11, 2011 on
Miguel Torres was trying to be funny, it ended up costing his job. The MMA star was having a conversation with a fan on Twitter and tweeted a reference to FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. UFC president Dana White found the tweet to be offensive and cut Torres from the UFC roster, according to Torres' tweet, which as been removed, said, "If a rape van was called a surprise van more women wouldn't mind going for rides in them. Everyone like surprises." Little did Torres know, his tweet could be viewed by all of his followers, not just...

MMA: You Can Call Miguel Torres A Political Pawn

  If now former UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres insists on blaming someone other than himself for getting to be one of the 390,000 or so Americans who will file an initial claim for jobless benefits in the coming week, he can look no further than George Pataki.George Pataki?For it was Pataki, then the governor of New York State, who in 1997 gleefully signed into law a bill prohibiting...

Miguel Torres Issues Statement Regarding UFC Release

Following Thursday’s firing from the UFC, Miguel Torres (Pictured) has issued a statement regarding his unexpected unemployment status. The former WEC bantamweight superstar expresses great remorse for his insensitive Twitter post and vows to emerge a better person from the unfortunate incident.  “I have a lot to be thankful for in my life,” Torres expressed on his official...

Miguel Torres Apologizes For Offensive Tweet That Got Him Fired

Miguel Torres Apologizes For Offensive Tweet That Got Him Fired

UFC fires fighter over tweet

Miguel Torres has been released from the UFC for an offensive tweet posted to his Twitter account earlier this week. UFC president Dana White confirmed the release in an interview with Sports Illustrated on Thursday. The fighter's profile had already been removed from by Friday morning. Torres, a former WEC bantamweight champion, tweeted: "If a rape van was called...

Dana White Has No Regrets for Cutting Miguel Torres Following Rape Tweet

UFC president Dana White has taken a beating on Twitter the last several days for cutting Miguel Torres (Pictured) after the former WEC bantamweight champ posted a controversial message regarding rape on the social media network. Although his decision to send Torres to the unemployment line wasn’t his most popular move in recent weeks, White has drawn a distinct line in the sand...

Dana White Finds Out About Miguel Torres Rape Tweet From Michael Landsberg

Dana White Finds Out About Miguel Torres Rape Tweet From Michael Landsberg.

Torres on UFC Release: I Will Do Whatever it Takes to Make Things Right

UFC President Dana White announced Thursday that he had released bantamweight contender Miguel Torres due to a controversial tweet Torres made the day prior.

UFC Draws Line In The Sand Against Hurtful Comments

By Raphael Garcia Professional athletes may be rich, famous, and often privileged, but that still doesn’t mean that they have the right to say whatever they want. In separate instances, the UFC has come down with force on two stars of mixed martial arts for letting things slip from their mouths, or fingers, as it were. Former champions Rashad Evans and Miguel Torres have both...
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