Hey guys, I just woke up and heard a rumor that Miguel Torres was cut from the UFC. At this point, it’s just a rumor so I’m requesting that one of you fans confirm it in the comment section below so that all the readers of MiddleEasy can see it. I’m sure they will give you plenty of thumbs up and congratulate you on your MMA knowledge, so feel free to do so.
Just minutes ago, Miguel Torres has issued a formal statement regarding the entire ‘Rape Tweet’ debacle in a blog post simply entitled ‘To my fans.’ If you’re a fan of Miguel Torres, then you should probably read it — but if you’re not, enjoy a little bit of Tron MMA instead.
“I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, I have my beautiful wife and daughter, my family, my health, my gym, and in terms of my career, I succeeded to the biggest stage in the sport of mixed martial arts, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. I am very sorry for upsetting my bosses at the UFC, and also to my fans and everyone else who was upset by the language in my tweets. I understand it was wrong, and I meant no harm or disrespect. Given the chance, I will do whatever it takes to make things right. I am going to learn from this. I think life throws you opportunities that can make you a better person, and so that’s what I’m going to do here. That is how I am going to react. I am going to use this to improve myself, and I hope that my fans will continue to support me.”
As of right now, Ecko MMA, Bud Light, and Toyo Tires are Torres’ sponsors. The real question is whether these companies will pull a ‘Tiger Woods’ and drop Miguel due to the recent controversy. [Source]