Following a recent loss at UFC 145 in May, former WEC bantamweight champion and UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres has been released from the UFC and has signed with Titan Fighting Championships. Torres is expected to make his debut for Titan FC on November 2nd in Hammond, Indiana.
Torres posted the following statement on his website:
“I am writing this letter to inform you that as a result of my last loss, I was cut from the UFC. My next fight will be in Hammond, Indiana for Titan Fighting Championship on November the 2nd. I am excited to continue fighting, to regain my focus and to get back to what made me a champion. A special thank you to my manager, Glenn Robinson, my trainer, Firas Zahabi, my training partners, and all the staff at the UFC. I have dedicated my whole life to mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From teaching, to training, and fighting from the lowest to the highest levels, my passion in life is to be the best that I can be. Until November 2nd…
Miguel Angel Torres”
After a successful WEC career that saw him capture the bantamweight title, Torres had mixed results during a tumultuous run in the UFC. He amassed a 2-2 record in the promotion, but an unfortunate incident on Twitter earlier this year prompted his release. After apologizing and meeting with UFC president Dana White, Torres was brought back to the promotion. However, Torres suffered a first-round knockout loss to Michael McDonald at UFC 145 and the UFC decided to let him go again.