August 12: Miguel Torres on Loss to Brian Bowles
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Quote From Miguel Torres:
ďBrian Bowles just woke up a sleeping giant Ö I pretty much coached myself and ran my own training camps. I hadnít lost in a long time, but after this loss, itís going to make me revamp everything. I just got off the phone with Mark Della Grotte and Iím working with a couple different coaches to make my game step up. (People) said I took too many punches after the fact, but you know what man? I talk to all of the referees before the fight and I let them know thatís the way I want to go out Ö I donít want there to be a question of if I was okay still or still awake Ö I respect Rosenthal for doing that! People thought it might have been too much, but for me, itís not enough. Every time I go out, I put my life on the line and if Iím going to lose a fight, thatís the way I want to go out. I want to go out!
Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres talks about his stunning first round knockout loss to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 last Sunday at ďThe JointĒ from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a major upset. Torres ó widely regarded as among the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport ó had not lost since 2003. He was on an amazing 17-fight win streak, which came to a crashing end courtesy of several unanswered bombs from the new undefeated champion. Torres defends the stoppage of referee Josh Rosenthal, who came uder fire for perhaps letting too many punches get through. Torres echoes what many fighters have in the past ó better late than too early. Nothing worse than a hasty stoppage.
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