Torres: Late shorts change distracted me


At one point Miguel Torres was the bantamweight champion and considered amongst the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Torres has now lost 7 out his last 10 bouts, included a TKO loss to Pablo Alfonso at Satuday's World Series of Fighting 6. Torres expressed to the media that his head wasn't quite in the fight, as a last minute distraction took him out of the moment:

Was told by WSOF I could wear my spats, got my knee brace approved by commission, felt great and was on point warming up. Was in blue corner and was already in the cage about to fight then told by ref I had to leave and change into shorts. Had to sprint 100 yards there, look for shorts, then sprint back. Was not expecting that, threw my mind off and I didn't execute in my fight. I apologize to all my training partners and students and especially my daughter. I make no excuse and take this lose personally and with full responsibility, I am better than what I showed today. Congrats to Pablo and his team, may they enjoy their night. See everyone in the gym on Monday, so sorry everyone.

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Jack Skellington site profile image  

10/30/13 4:27 AM by Jack Skellington


dawg chapman site profile image  

10/30/13 1:27 AM by dawg chapman

I haven't seen the fight, but I agree that going having to go backstage and change shorts after walking out would definitely have a negative affect on a guy mentally

TKOdClowning site profile image  

10/29/13 8:32 PM by TKOdClowning

This should be a no contest. They have art yelling before the fights "let's roll we rollin " then they pull this stuff. Instant rematch imo

CANESHARP site profile image  

10/29/13 7:30 PM by CANESHARP


ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

10/28/13 1:51 PM by ranier wolfcastle

when i read the title i assumed he was just being funny

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

10/28/13 1:20 PM by Pitbull3744

I missed this fight did Torres perform really badly?

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

10/28/13 1:18 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

*Gives excuse... "not gonna make excuses".

Calavaro site profile image  

10/28/13 12:42 PM by Calavaro

He got shortchanged for that fight - by the ref no less.

Mayhem13 site profile image  

10/28/13 12:36 PM by Mayhem13

I could definitely get how that situation would mentally throw u off your game.But why wouldn't his corner run back and grab his shorts? Why make him sprint around at that point and throw him off even more..