Miguel Torres: 'No excuses' for knockout loss to Brian Bowles at WEC 42

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"I was on top a long time and it’s hard to keep pushing.... No excuses. Brian is going to be a good champion, but he’ll see that the responsibilities that go along with being the champion are not easy.... He throws a lot of heat. He has a lot of power in those hands."

Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres talks about his stunning first round knockout loss to Brian Bowles at WEC 42 last night at "The Joint" from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a major upset. Torres -- widely regarded as among the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport -- had not lost since 2003. He was on an amazing 17-fight win streak, which came to a crashing end last night courtesy of several unanswered bombs from the new undefeated champion. Will Torres pick himself off the canvas and exact revenge or does the Athens, Ga., native have his number? Let's hear it, Maniacs ...

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