Miguel Torres Back in the UFC

December 28, 2011
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Miguel Torres has been granted amnesty and has been added back to the UFC roster.

The former WEC bantamweight champion was in attendance during the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference, where he then joined UFC President Dana White on stage to meet with reporters when the press conference ended.

Torres was originally released from the promotion after the Chicago area fighter put a controversial message about a ‘rape van’ on his Twitter account.

The quote was apparently from a TV show, but Dana White wasn’t laughing and promptly released Torres from the organization.

White defended his position after the face, saying that the tweet was very ill-advised and Torres had to pay for his actions.

“You can agree with me or disagree with me. But the bottom line is nobody has any business making jokes about rape,” said White. “We’re in the fight business. If you think you’re funny, keep your jokes to yourself and your close friends, because not everybody is going to think what you say is funny.”

Following the incident, Torres issued an apology for his actions.

“I am very sorry for upsetting my bosses at the UFC, and also to my fans and everyone else who was upset by the language in my tweets. I understand it was wrong, and I meant no harm or disrespect. Given the chance, I will do whatever it takes to make things right,” Torres stated.

Now, Torres and the UFC have mended fences after the former champion donated to a local rape center and visited them as well on his own accord after the original incident.

Torres will now re-join the UFC’s bantamweight roster and obviously take a much closer look at what he tweets in the future.

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  • shakejunt

    Kinda saw this coming. Not sure how you’d let a top 5/10 guy go with such thin divisions.

  • blacklabelmichael

    Why no mention of dana and his rape tweet? That’s the true catalyst for this. http://www.reddit.com/r/MMA/comments/ndpfh/dana_makes_a_prison_rape_joke_on_twitter/

  • jared499

    Wow, Dana back tracked on a rush to judgement. Glad to see Miguel back in the UFC. Even though he will not admit it, Dana corrected a mistake.

  • Mario

    I don’t care what anybody says or thinks, Miguel is a dumbass for saying what he said on twitter. It’s like Dana said – “If that’s your sense of humor, that’s the way you joke with your buddies – keep it to yourself, at home, behind closed doors”.

    You don’t announce things like that on a social media site.

    Miguel, whatever bro, do your thing in the ring, but I dislike you as a person.

    • blacklabelmichael

      Hate dana too then. Click the link I posted to the outrage over danas rape joke.

  • MikeMc1983

    Why can’t these people just say what they wish, and we all can judge it how we wish?
    Is anyone seriously loseing sleep because of what Torres said?
    Hell, maybe Torres would like to rape women. Maybe he’ll buy a new conversion van with the money from his renewed contract. How about we actually let people do something wrong before they’re persecuted for it.