Torres Weighing Monetary Options

Written by Tom Ngo
March 21st, 2009


At 35-1 and perfect in his last 16 scraps, Miguel Torres has already established he is the cream of the crop when it comes to bantamweights. However, all good things must come to an end, and he is already considering jumping weight classes to cash in while he can. 

“I can’t fight forever,” Torres stated. “I can dominate 135 for the rest of my career and be comfortable, or I can test myself and be out of my comfort zone and try to make more money. I think fighting at a higher weight class, there will be bigger purses, bigger paydays and more high-profile fights. So, I am looking to do that in the future.”

Surprisingly, he isn’t even talking about hopping to 145-pounds, Torres believes that bumping up two weight classes is where the cheddar’s at.

“To go to 145, I wouldn’t get a huge bump (in pay),” said Torres. “But if I were to go to 155 and get a three-fight deal (in the UFC), I am sure I could get a huge increase in pay. And then (I can) always come down to 135 or 145.”

Torres maintains that he intends to wax the entire bantamweight division before he makes any moves. The owner of the baddest mullet in all of MMA states that the division is too talented, so something might happen in two or three years.

Torres is slated to headline at WEC 40 against Takeya Mizugaki at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. The April 5th event will be broadcast for free on Versus Network.

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