Jose Torres On Winning His UFC Debut On Short Notice (Unique)
Following a profitable debut at UFC Utica, Jose Torres spoke to us about his debut struggle in UFC in addition to different numerous subjects. Torres defeated Jarred Brooks through TKO in spherical two throughout their bout.
MMA Information: You have been victorious in your UFC debut. Are you able to clarify the way it felt in that second?
Jose Torres: Actually, the second was 50/50 for me. The 9 days main as much as the struggle have been so hectic that I didn’t even do not forget that on the finish of it I nonetheless needed to struggle. I’m very completely satisfied that I’m now within the UFC and that I received, it’s nonetheless slowly hitting me that I’m 1-Zero within the UFC and it makes me that rather more excited to get an actual coaching camp to make a correct UFC debut.
MMA Information: You have been a late step in, are you able to speak us by way of that second if you acquired the decision and the week main as much as the bout?
Jose Torres: It was extraordinarily hectic and I initially stated no after I first acquired the decision due to the scenario and the way heavy my weight was, however my workforce talked me by way of it and motivated me to lastly name again and say sure. It was 9 days of dropping 26lbs, a number of medical exams, media calls and movies, a loopy quantity of paperwork and travelling. I truthfully didn’t consider by the top of it that all of it would’ve labored out the way in which it did, however due to my workforce serving to me out and pushing by way of the lower, I made weight, all the pieces was full and we acquired the win.
MMA Information: As anyone who was a late substitute, you, in fact, needed to make a weight lower in a brief area of time, how a lot did it’s a must to lower in that week?
Jose Torres: I misplaced 26lbs in 9 days all due to Loutrition’s (Louis Giordano) assist. If it wasn’t for him on my aspect, I wouldn’t have been assured sufficient to take the problem and even make weight. Different individuals both would’ve stated no or missed weight or ended up within the hospital due to it. I’ve an amazing and sensible man by my aspect and I owe my UFC contact to him.
MMA Information: On the subject of weight cuts, rather a lot has been stated concerning the change to the weigh-in system. What are your ideas on afternoon weigh-ins and simply on the whole on how might botched weight cuts be averted in your eyes?
Jose Torres: I consider weigh-ins ought to keep within the morning. It provides the athletes extra time to get well and due to that, it’ll give the followers and the UFC a a lot better present. More healthy fighters, higher performances. Actually, it doesn’t matter what time weigh ins are, mornings, 24 hours and even an hour earlier than. Fighters will nonetheless sadly do the identical issues to make weight and they’ll proceed to overlook weight and mess up occasions. I say fighters ought to get educated and rent somebody to assist them like I did or bump up in weight. Fear concerning the struggle, not the burden lower.
MMA Information: Your opponent was sad with how the struggle ended and tweeted that you just primarily acquired fortunate. What are your ideas on that and would you prefer to run it again?
Jose Torres: Actually, If anybody ever watches my fights. The primary spherical at all times goes the identical. I begin very sluggish, stroll ahead, get hit rather a lot and every so often even dropped to lose the primary spherical, however I keep composed and begin working exhausting within the second. The second spherical began and I got here out a special fighter, strolling ahead, throwing combos and altering the tempo of the struggle. Finally, he went for the large takedown and figuring out how Jarred is, he’s a flashy wrestler at all times going for the large slams. I knew that was coming so I made a decision as an alternative of staying excessive and letting it occur. I climbed all the way down to his hips, locked them with my palms so he couldn’t transfer or flip, pressed my chest up in opposition to his again so he couldn’t arch and tucked my head for no matter was coming subsequent. He couldn’t transfer the way in which he needed to and he determined to drive the slam anyhow and paid the final word worth for it. He acquired dazed and I circled round, took his again and completed the job. No matter him knocking himself out or not with the slam. I’d’ve landed in a extra dominant place inflicting the scramble and greater than probably I’d’ve taken his again. Would’ve I gotten the completed then? I don’t know however I do know I’d’ve received the scramble.
MMA Information: Now you’ve in fact made that step into the UFC. What are your ideas on the division? Is there anybody proper now you’d notably prefer to struggle? What are your targets now you’re within the UFC?
Jose Torres: I consider the division is stacked like another and the most effective factor is we’re all combating to struggle in opposition to the pound for pound greatest on the earth (DJ). I’m excited for that second. I’m hoping to be fast-tracked but when I’ve to do a Max Holloway and struggle everybody within the division to show my level then so be it. I do consider I may be the most effective on the earth and now I’m lastly in a position to do this. I personally wish to struggle the most effective of the most effective and placed on superb and memorable exhibits alongside the way in which. I don’t care who the UFC provides me subsequent, I simply hope they offer me somebody that’s prepared to go for the end as an alternative of simply sufficient for the win. My purpose is to be the champion however till then, I’m specializing in making myself not only a higher fighter, however a greater athlete as a complete.
MMA Information: You’ve entered a division that’s topped by a person many take into account the easiest in Demetrious Johnson. What are your ideas on him?
Jose Torres: I consider he’s the most effective pound for pound fighter on the market and nobody has ever seemed nearly as good as him. He’s so nice he’s made the division look lackluster. I’m excited to hopefully get my likelihood someday and I consider I’ve what it takes to take him out.
MMA Information: How quickly can we anticipate you again within the octagon?
Jose Torres: I’m hoping to be again within the cage in September however that’s truthfully as much as regardless of the UFC desires to do with me. I simply desire a full coaching camp. I consider I lastly deserve that.