This is what UFC featherweight brawler Leonard Garcia looks like when he fights. Miguel Torres wants to do the opposite at UFC 145. Photo via MMA Weekly.
"That's the hardest part of how I train, because if it was up to me I'd make every fight a brawl. I would go out there and I would Leonard Garcia every fight. But I've learned from my past losses that you can't do that. Eventually someone's going to figure you out and they're going to be waiting for it. So the biggest thing that I've been working on now is meshing the two styles. Being cerebral and aggressive at the same time. I know I have more things in my arsenal than what I've been using, but in those fights I wanted to demonstrate those techniques and prove to myself mentally that they would work. I know they work and I know that I'm ready to go out there and use them."
Former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres (via The Canadian Press) is "meshing his styles" in preparation for his upcoming fight against Michael McDonald at the UFC 145 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place this Saturday night (April 21, 2012) at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Torres, whose slam-bang style cost him a couple of digits in the win column, is abandoning the "Bad Boy" mentality of turning every bout into a glorified bar fight, which has earned UFC featherweight Leonard Garcia plenty of fans, along with plenty of losses. Anyone think a hybrid style will return Torres to his former glory? Or just get him turned inside out in "The Peach State?"