Jose Torres talks training at Jackson’s MMA

Picture: Jose Torres (centre, left) alongside training partners and UFC standouts Sergio Pettis (far left), Anthony Pettis (far right), and wrestling coach Israel Martinez (centre, right). It’s been non-stop momentum for professional bantamweight contender Jose Torres over the past ten months. ‘Shorty’ announced his decision to turn pro after winning the 135lb gold medal…

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IMMAF world champion Jose Torres wins pro debut

Two-time IMMAF World Championships gold medalist Jose Torres snatched victory last night in his professional MMA debut at Titan FC 37 in Washington, USA. Having brought an end to his 25-1 amateur career, Team USA alumnus “Shorty” took on a significantly taller opponent in the form of fellow amateur veteran…

IMMAF champion Torres weighs in ahead of pro debut

IMMAF world amateur bantamweight champion Jose Torres makes his professional MMA debut this weekend under the banner on standout American promotion Titan FC. With a 25-1 record the Illinois native claimed gold medals at both the 2014 & 2015 IMMAF World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas. Fighting out of Combat Do in Cicero, Illinois,…

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Jose Torres on being ‘the most decorated amateur fighter in the world’

Ahead of his professional MMA debut on Titan FC 37, two time IMMAF World Bantamweight Champion Jose “Shorty” Torres discusses being ‘the most decorated amateur fighter in the world’. The following interview excerpts are exclusively from Torres’s upcoming appearance on War of the Words podcast; which will be available this Thursday. “They…

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Jose Torres pro debut to air on UFC Fight Pass

Jose Torres‘ long awaited professional MMA debut has finally been announced by the fighter as ‘Shorty’ revealed details of the upcoming bout via social media. The bantamweight contender will make his professional debut with standout U.S. promotion Titan Fighting Championships on March 4 and the event will be available to view on…

Johny Hendricks commits to better weight management

Having accepted the criticisms following his withdrawal from UFC 192 last October, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks has committed to a change in lifestyle that will greatly reduce the amount of weight that he sheds in the build up to a fight, under the guidance of nutritionist Lou Giordano of LouTrition.…

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Jose Torres commits to weight management instead of weight cuts

Two-time IMMAF world bantamweight gold medallist Jose Torres has revealed encouraging plans for a complete overhaul of his fight preparations to include a healthy weight management and lifestyle adjustment: He has committed to never again undergo a pre-fight weight cut. Last week “Shorty” revealed that he had joined with nutritionist Lou Giordano of LouTrition. After the announcement,…

Marc Goddard Calls for Longer Time at Amateur Level for MMA Competitors

As the amateur mixed martial arts scene continues to grow around the world under the banner of  the IMMAF and its member nations, internationally renowned UFC referee and IMMAF Regulatory Affairs consultant Marc Goddard shared his hopes for the evolution and longevity of Amateur MMA. He expressed a strong desire to see fighters and coaches encouraged towards a…