[Jeff Curran] did a Q&A at a WEC event, and a fan asked him what he thought about Miguel Torres at 135. He said, ‘I respect Miguel a lot, but he doesn’t have anything for me. When I fight him, I am going to kick his ass and take my title from him.’ He’s (also) called me out in my hometown. He came to a fight in my hometown, I wasn’t at the show, and he got on the stage and called me out. He said he couldn’t wait to get to 135 to take his title, and different things like that. Curran is just trying to hype a fight, and he is doing a pretty good job of it. But with a fight like that, I wouldn’t train to beat Jeff Curran, I would train to hurt Jeff Curran. He’s made me really angry in the last couple of weeks.
– WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres talks to Versus.com about Jeff Curran running off at the mouth lately in regards to the king of 135-pounders. Torres (35-1), who is widely considered the best bantamweight in the world, will face Takeya Mizugaki (11-2-2) at WEC 40 on Sunday, April 5. "The Big Frog" meanwhile is dropping from featherweight to battle Joseph Benavidez (9-0) on the same card to perhaps decide the next challenger for the 135-pound title. Whether or not he has the goods at bantamweight remains to be seen -- he must first get past Benavidez. And plan on hearing Torres' name in his post-fight speech if he wins.