Tecia Torres: I will be champion in 2014


Nebulae, interstellar clouds of dust and gas (primarily hydrogen), are abundant in the arms of spiral galaxies. Dense parts of these clouds undergo gravitational collapse and compress to form an ever faster rotating gas globule, which compresses over 10,000 to 1,000,000 years. Then it heats up for roughly 50 million years.

And if all goes right, a star is born.

Except for the names and a few other changes, the same process was in play at INVICTA FC 7 - a star was born when Tecia Torres dominated the formidable Felice Herrig. Torres' previous fight was a similar win over Rose Namajunas. Torres has never lost, amateur or pro.

Torres and the rest of the world's best strawweights are all headed the UFC, where they will sort each other out during TUF 20. In a piece by MMAJunkie's Steven Marrocco Torres explained she intends to come out as champion.

You never know what is going to happen in MMA, which is why you have the fight, but it could well come down to Torres and current Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza, which would suit both of them just fine.

Esparza and Herrig are best friends and Esparza challenged Torres immediately after Saturday's fight.

“I didn’t even know she was in the ring with me,” said Torres. “I was getting my props, and she was behind me, staring at me. I didn’t notice that until I’d gotten out of the ring. I was saying hello to fans, and she was calling me.

“I walked up to her, and she said, ‘I don’t talk. I talk with knees and fists. You and me, let’s have a chat. Let’s go for this belt.’ I’m not one to back down, so I was like, all right, we’ll go for this belt. I guess she wants to fight me next.”

“I’m in no rush. But everybody keeps asking what’s 2014 for you? What’s up for ‘Tiny Tornado?’ I say 2014, there’s going to be a belt around my waist, whether that be the Invicta belt or the UFC belt, because I don’t know what’s going to happen. But there will be a belt around my waist.”

“Since the Rose fight, we’ve just been training really hard. I knew this would be my biggest challenge yet. I don’t even think she had a bad night. I think she fought at her ability. She worked her ass off in her fight camp, and so did I, but I think I got to another level where it was easy for me.

“When I was done with the first round (against Herrig), I knew I was going to win. Well, I knew I was going to win the fight in the first couple of exchanges. As soon as she started feeling the power, she started tie me up and didn’t want to exchange with me as much. I thought my movement and speed was going to kill her, and that’s what happened.”

What do you think UG? Who comes out of TUF 20 on top?

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Aaron McKenzie site profile image  

12/12/13 2:39 PM by Aaron McKenzie

At least it was a fun error. Lol

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12/12/13 2:34 PM by I LOVE DIAZ (no homo)

I hope so.

GregNoActionJackson site profile image  

12/12/13 2:33 PM by GregNoActionJackson

You speak the truth and I agree with you. Judges can ruin a career

Steve4192 site profile image  

12/12/13 1:48 PM by Steve4192

Like I said, she is definitely entertaining, but at some point she's going to need to figure out a way to win without going the full 15 or 25 minutes. Putting in that much cage time in every single fight is going to wear her down and shorten her career. It also increases the likelihood of her getting robbed by the judges and gives her opponents more chances to land the proverbial 'lucky punch'.

BigEyedFish site profile image  

12/12/13 1:46 PM by BigEyedFish

I was surprised to see how one sided her fight with felice was. I was hoping felice would win that

GregNoActionJackson site profile image  

12/12/13 1:43 PM by GregNoActionJackson

They might be decisions but none of them are boring. She goes balls to the wall and I can hespect that

ChucoV site profile image  

12/12/13 1:36 PM by ChucoV

I like watching her dominate.

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

12/12/13 1:28 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

I'd say she is ONE of the faves... that's one reasonably deep division for women's MMA.Esparza, Gadelha, Torres and Calderwood are the top four right now in Invicta right now. None of them could beat prime Megumi Fujii, IMO, who is the best female fighter ever.Jessica Aguilar is also a great strawweight, but she is not on TUF, seemingly. She'd be a tough match for any of the above.IMO, Gadelha is likely the slickest of the four on TUF, and could be the strongest as well.Esparza got the best wrestling game, Gadelha the best jiu jitsu, Calderwood is the best striker, and Torres might be the most aggressive.If I were to choose, I'd say Gadelha is the favourite, but who knows...?This will be interesting, and I am excited.

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12/12/13 12:41 PM by UGCTT_Bromovich


Steve4192 site profile image  

12/12/13 12:25 PM by Steve4192

I'd like to see her finish a fight in 2014 .... nine straight decisions and still counting. She's fun to watch, but she really needs to develop some finishing skills at some point.