Huerta returning to action against newly released War Machine


After a period of soul searching Huerta, who is currently teaching and training at Phuket Top Team, has decided to return to competitive MMA,

"Fighting for me is in my blood, it's in my DNA and its something I will always have a passion for. It's been very instinctual for me from growing up and now I think that a lot of things are starting to fall into place and I want to fight again," he said.

His next fight will see him moving up in weight to 170 lbs to take on colorful TUF veteran War Machine, who spent a large portion of the year behind bars. Huerta describes the move up in weight as an experiment but believes that cutting too much weight might have adversely effected him in recent fights,

"What I started to realize is that I don’t have a lot of fat to lose so I was losing strength and muscle and I started to fight weak and I don’t know if I wasn't doing the weight cutting properly. I’ve fought at 170 before and at catchweights like 160, 165 and then I started dieting to fight at 155 and did very well but it started tapering of so I wanted to try this out, its like a trial run to see how I feel competing at this weight. When I train I am grappling with heavier guys and I’m as strong or stronger as the guys who fight at 170 lbs and I thought to myself, ‘I can still have the same strength at 170 lbs but I will have more speed'."

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chaplinshouse site profile image  

9/22/11 6:20 AM by chaplinshouse

all that time in prison just to be let out and instantly become someone's bitch. ironing, extra starch

grafzep site profile image  

9/21/11 1:11 PM by grafzep

Is this a contest for who has destroyed their career more completely.War Machine I almost can understand since he obviously has mental problems.Huerta is just arrogant. I hope he gets his ego back in check and gets back in the game since he is a very exciting fighter.Does the winner take on Rico Rodriguez?

R00STER site profile image  

9/21/11 12:43 PM by R00STER

"Phuket Top Team" *giggles*

DaTazzManianDevil site profile image  

9/21/11 11:25 AM by DaTazzManianDevil

Huerta because hes got cobra blood running through his veins

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

9/21/11 11:16 AM by Gnarls Gnarlington

Huerta's been training outside of bars. He's ready for WM. Huerta all day.

Rock Ortiz site profile image  

9/21/11 9:51 AM by Rock Ortiz

This is a tough one, I think Sex Machine might take Huertas back. That jail technique is brutal!

BrunoMcGyver site profile image  

9/21/11 2:17 AM by BrunoMcGyver

Yeh Huerta, but it won't be as easy as most posters are making it.

jason73 site profile image  

9/21/11 2:16 AM by jason73

seriously tho huerta is going to make a fool of war machine. wm should be fighting someone of junie brownings caliber

jason73 site profile image  

9/21/11 2:11 AM by jason73

war machine by rape choke . i hear hes been practicing it in the showers

gage949 site profile image  

9/21/11 1:36 AM by gage949

Huerta will run through Warmachine. Better in every aspect of fighting.