Torres Seeks 18th Straight W – This is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world and nobody understands that better than WEC bantamweight champ Miguel Torres. Although he boasts a spectacular 37-1 pro record, Torres knows that he could be yesterday’s news if Brian Bowles jacks his title from him tonight at WEC 42.
“Every next fight that I have is my Super Bowl. I’m only as good as my last fight,” Torres said of his must-win mentality. “I go out there with that mindset knowing that if I lose this fight, if I don’t perform well or even if I win and don’t perform well, that everyone’s only going to remember that last performance.
“So I go out there every training camp knowing that I have to perform. I have to go out there and show what I’m made of, and not only show what I’m made of, but what the 135-pound weight class is.”
Not only will Torres’ strap be up for grabs tonight inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, but so will his 17-fight winning streak which spans over 5 years. Although his resume’s unmatched, Torres knows it means nothing once the cage door locks behind them.
“I think Brian’s real tough. He brings in a lot of danger. He’s a heavy hitter. He can grapple well. His jiu-jitsu’s strong. Out of everybody in the WEC right now, he’s the most dangerous opponent I could face,” Torres commented. “At the same time, I think that layoff is going to hurt him a little bit.”
As always, the man that sports MMA’s sickest mullet will look to push the pace to ensure an exciting fight. It’s the only way he knows how to compete and it’s what his fans expect. He’s hoping the 135-pound top contender intends on doing the same thing.
“The better my opponent is, the more I rise to the occasion. When my opponents come and they have a great game, it makes me better, makes me fight harder,” said Torres. “I don’t go out there to win fights, I go out there to break the spirit of my opponents. If my opponent has a strong spirit and a strong heart, it makes the fight better and more entertaining, but it makes me fight harder. I only hope Brian Bowles can come with that kind of a game.”
You can catch these two slugging it out tonight on Versus Network beginning at 9PM ET/PT.