MMA Q & A: UFC Fighter Miguel Torres
MMA Q & A: UFC Fighter Miguel Torres On Twitter, Mexico & More.
- Duration 12:08
- Date Feb 29, 2012
MMA Q & A: UFC Fighter Miguel Torres On Twitter, Mexico & More.
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So that means it champion former -- EC champion Miguel -- -- thought as of the UFC.
You you were the bantamweight champion -- looking to get back in the title picture in the UFC -- how's everything -- human.
I -- is going great no -- just live a life and and -- -- they have -- -- not in my gym and not -- in the all teaching classical than just -- now he's ready to these -- my training camps in South Florida but since.
And just -- when excite.
Now there's a couple of as a once I went there the black -- have become like the hottest thing out there and it and -- -- I mean you just got over -- this sign on with you guys.
No one speaks that about the black zillions that's been a part of it everyone has loved it.
Oh what made you join up with the black zillions what I -- your experience been with them.
Well the biggest English and put them was because you know I met when Robinson.
And he approached me even -- my manager and he runs on -- back then than.
-- -- me and told me he had offer and how to get help me out my career.
And you know.
I don't trust very many people.
From all of them might elect its estimate that you think these -- where I need to go.
And -- since -- I came down unit for a home all the guys that you know and some of the best fighters military and there -- some of the best guards in the world.
And you know I like it was a perfect for me.
Do you think -- the -- losing since living over there doesn't matter.
You -- create those guys are already big.
Are much -- matters -- as the -- -- endorsement -- they're very routine but as far as he's a fighter.
I don't think Hillary or image sensor and can I like my ribs and and the bone in my -- and I wanna keep.
It's tough he's a tough hitter and as the Brock Lesnar match showed everybody you know.
So the last -- couple questions here.
The you just sign back up with the UFC you had an issue you kind of quoted a TV show that was.
That made inappropriate joke about you know rape.
You put it up -- you you know you try to make amends.
But they they let you go.
But also you know beyond that -- just signed back with them they they felt that you really had -- you know.
Really really try to make it up to the to everyone and your back how did that affect you as a person.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And -- -- -- they think made him you know he's dating -- -- Hillary care about it.
And it's -- to grow up real well.
And realize that I got to be careful what I say and then I have responsible for a minute didn't.
When you have Twitter now and the -- he does give Twitter awards out to people.
Com but you know it's something that they they want to use Twitter you're supposed to be ready to say you know how you feel on Twitter.
But the same and everyone's monitoring Twitter to see if you say anything offensive.
What -- what are what is your what is your take on on the whole Twitter situation -- are you.
As are you you more careful now do you still like Twitter is -- something you're you're trying to avoid.
Not -- because.
My sponsors and my sentiment -- putter.
Sort of responses -- and I would not guess where they know I have very little parts in my life.
-- you know there's a great -- associated -- -- And you know what he's doing and keyboards it's you know which are about.
-- -- you know very children like.
So you figured you know it -- -- go eat and go shopping -- go to -- they're like our school.
-- of those viewers she's like you know here fighter.
So you know privacy is -- -- Laura -- and over are working in my life.
And a Twitter you know you're in trouble a lot because I'm home home Almonte Twitter and and that you don't want what are you -- your your basic -- like run it up.
So yes there -- accused of -- you know deflect and -- from my response.
So -- -- you and you would have just quit had it not been for them right after this last incident rent.
I would never graduate -- in one.
So you know you I understood you just you just got back from Mexico.
In I've been around -- time in the last few years you're doing pure torture idiocy.
-- but -- I'm -- a -- of using them television and radio and magazines and shape.
What's it going to take some big big inventory now it's -- -- is an -- sport -- and Bill Bennett can expand the market that way this is a perfect fit.
And I'll -- clarify you know you're you're you're born in the states right is that -- your board and Canada are not born and no you -- department and you're -- you live where you train essentially -- you where you grew up.
-- -- -- -- -- And but you've been really proud of your Mexican heritage.
You you don't know you're not apologetic for it you you -- -- out there.
You got the the mullet whichever one makes a big deal about -- well let it be apologetic for America and Eric and let live I'm I'm not saying that you don't -- mean you.
You know some people some people aren't you know as vocal about it but you you love you love your heritage where'd you know you -- -- -- -- -- I was -- written my parents.
With certain there's certain core values.
Dedicated back -- which in my home about Mexico.
And you know my father.
In are working and and grow -- and knowledge resistant culture and I for -- -- -- an American.
But lot of my heritage as there's a lot of people.
Dick -- does that certainly -- with the with plans that are Latino does that does do you give -- any back you know what I mean now I've gotten it for some people they.
They -- they they get a little taken aback when you you know you have that you -- the Mexican flag out her you know you talk about being Mexican.
Do you do you get any of that back from anybody here does that does that -- you know being -- YouTube.
-- -- -- -- Brenda my I don't really care.
I am land a growing up.
I was put down when I was in the states are being of Mexican descent so what you consider American.
And when that was an -- resume assembly it was this Mexican -- considered American.
So basically -- no country.
-- in the middle I was let you know our on the annual revenue when a caller I was at a great -- and the middle.
And Connell you know that was a lot of -- for.
But you know I know I'm an oracle from -- -- my -- -- -- that are present.
And I deserved it and Americans are -- -- represent all of you people who strive to do -- -- -- however did last.
Then you're you're proud of who you are in and year you represented you know I get soldiers that I do -- really do.
I just wanted to bring that up -- I was just curious as to -- -- you know it is.
-- the area where you're giving Jim more you -- -- grew up.
How how is -- areas are a large Hispanic population out there large Latino population.
-- that you just have operational here you know I was got a very -- never scorcher.
-- -- -- American let you know situation.
Croatia and Serbia in Italian.
German and there's there's there's there's you know.
Everyday people of course there's a mountain biker and my differences is -- physical and -- -- -- -- and -- and they don't.
Net now what were questioned by the way about soul what it what do Dana White say one now they they -- you back up what what was the last thing he he told you -- What what changed their mind.
Nothing really has very.
Amanda situation a bit you know I -- -- And you know -- I do attitudes about whether -- an hours long and handle it affected.
And you know I correct about that part of my life and he appreciated that significant.
Well I'm gonna ask a couple more questions it looks like -- next by its gonna be you -- 145 has that been confirmed yet.
Yes from about a month ago a year -- fight Michael McDonald.
-- Mike McDonald it was one person about here's what we're.
Now you're you're trying to get back into the title pictures -- that correct I mean you had a setback with the Demetrius Johnson.
Little while back you you've beaten nick pace and now -- Michael McDonald how many fights away do you think you -- it's from Tulsa.
-- vertical discern fact and -- I would just Johnson and he got.
Which I'm very close.
Are more warranted by the way it certainly gives you -- and the timing -- whoever I don't but I know I'm close.
And I know that that level in the caricature and a lot of -- Who would you rather face Faber -- -- Thought our I want them both the -- I want so we'll let -- beat them -- But I would imagine I'm not on the angles and I want one of my career depends on when it's obvious about building the site that's -- -- -- -- Right and you never you've never fought them before you but they these guys -- the -- your division you're the champion WEC.
You've you've had some.
You know you've got two wins one loss in the UFC has the transition been harder is is it just you know -- it is -- And company -- was quite this well.
On the same course in the same so December shows saying everything everything the benefits of the fans aren't they did give a previous interview C.
-- look into Adobe -- appreciated.
What what -- -- and about I would offer.
On the -- see the -- similar but different of the president of more harsh -- a lot more people.
And that aside differences in the -- number they're once obviously well you know home however mean that the -- -- CNN and people recognize you ten times more.
We know it for for you division -- that that's the is that there's a big criticism that you know the the only time you guys give me attention is -- favors involved you know you look at you look at that would Dominick Cruz has done in that division and his last -- his title fight against with Demetris Johnson was on you know free TV.
So -- what -- compared to when he was fighting favor they had it as the headliner of a you see event.
Do you think your your division gets enough respect.
I'll I think -- -- its perspective to serve and brings to it on the pseudo but my expert businesses here are Smart cute.
I think -- is a great -- you know and I sort of kind of attention.
Well you gotta be in order to -- that that Clinton and don't want it.
It is one it is considered one you -- -- a for a reason at all to write it elect correctly yes it was he was appreciative of the secret of where survivors.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Column you know that it's on the and then on and on and was at the proper -- -- so -- Cuba.
-- Now view of you you've got a good presidents -- on television you've done him a man alive.
A lot of times you get these fighters they get on TV that that's the that's -- least favorite thing to do -- -- you look at.
The Diaz Brothers they're not bad for that comparable you know in in social scenarios but you you don't have that problem.
Is that something you worked up -- or is that something you've just always been kind of someone that can relate to other people.
Number I spoke well and I'm honestly see two different camera in front of people on I think that.
You know -- the camera can be or amateur before and had to be comfortable and I can say -- -- and and and -- people and all of and -- And open up saying.
I have everything and I've earned Auburn Norway every -- -- -- possible he's the front under -- instance it was a moment.
Do you think you think the issue -- other people is that they just they're not there and you know you you're comfortable you're you're OK with being who you warrants mother with some of these other fighters -- -- -- not just Latino fighters -- fighters in general they just.
You know there there on comparable with who they aren't presenting themselves to other people.
No way you know I think it's useless for a living yards responsible if you are presented -- atmosphere of the world by the year or realize that Tor project.
-- -- -- I think -- fighters and you know our.