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Miguel Torres: I'm training to be more like Lyoto Machida and less like Wanderlei Silva


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"They wanted me to pick an opponent, I didn’t want to. I told (WEC matchmaker) Sean Shelby to give me the toughest guy he could find a match against, and that was Benavidez. He's one of those guys that just never gets tired, he never seems to be hurt, and he just doesn't stop coming. He punches and kicks from weird angles. He's very dangerous. I've been training a lot to be more crafty, and to be more Machida like, more of an Anderson Silva type fighter, instead of being a Wanderlei Silva. I'm very happy to be able to get back in the cage and show what I've been working on."

Former 135-pound kingpin Miguel Torres is training to become more crafty and less balls-to-the-wall for his upcoming WEC 47 bout against Joseph Benavidez on March 6. Torres is re-inventing himself after a stunning defeat at the heavy hands of new bantamweight champion Brian Bowles at WEC 42 back in August 2009. Will Torres get his revenge? Or has his storied championship reign come to an end, much like Urijah Faber's did at WEC 36 now that the promotion has a stacked roster? What say you?

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