Former WEC champion cut from UFC for second time

Miguel TorresIn a news-filled Tuesday night, former WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres announced on his website that he was cut from the UFC and has already found a new home with Titan Fighting Championships, set to debut on 11/2 in Hammond, Indiana.

In the brief post, Torres (40-5) said:

"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…"

The 31-year-old was last seen getting knocked out by rising prospect Michael McDonald in late April. After moving to the UFC, Torres was never able to recapture the magic from his WEC days that saw him regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. He was released from Zuffa in early December after making a rape joke on Twitter, later rehired that month when UFC president Dana White had a chance of heart.

Torres wraps his UFC run at 2-2.

- Josh Nason

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