MMA Quick Quote: Miguel Torres blames WSOF 6 referee who 'threw mind off' fight

Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

Miguel Torres was submitted at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 6 last night (Oct. 26, 2013) by Pablo Alfonso. But, Torres claims that his poor performance points back to one person: The referee.

"Was told by WSOF I could wear my spats, got my knee brace approved by commission, felt great and was on point warming up. Was in blue corner and was already in the cage about to fight then told by ref I had to leave and change into shorts. Had to sprint 100 yards there, look for shorts, then sprint back. Was not expecting that, threw my mind off and I didn't execute in my fight. I apologize to all my training partners and students and especially my daughter. I make no excuse and take this lose personally and with full responsibility, I am better than what I showed today. Congrats to Pablo and his team, may they enjoy their night. See everyone in the gym on Monday, so sorry everyone."

-- World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 6 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., last night (Sat., Oct. 26, 2013) was supposed to be Miguel Torres chance at mixed martial arts (MMA) redemption. Redemption not just in the sense that he was hoping to recreate himself as a Featherweight, but also his shot at turning his life around. His tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ended with Torres having a strained relationship with company president Dana White after a distasteful tweet. He was released following a knockout loss to Michael McDonald at UFC 145 in Atlanta, Georgia. Torres was quickly signed by WSOF and his debut was on the promotion's inaugural event, a split decision loss to Marlon Moraes. That was last year. This year he's been in the news for being arrested for possession of marijuana. It was vital that he defeated Pablo Alfonso at WSOF 6. Unfortunately, he didn't fight to the best of his abilities and was crushed in the first round. Alfonso wrecked Torres' right eye with elbows and forced the tap from a guillotine choke to end the fight. Torres went to his Facebook page to explain the reason he had such problems with Alfonso. And while he says it's not an excuse, it sure comes off as one when he's putting a lot of the blame on the referee. It may be time for him to just hang it up -- it's getting painful to watch him lose.

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