For someone used to fighting multiple times a year, Miguel Torres has been itching to get back inside the cage.
Torres fights for the first time since late in 2012 this weekend when he meets Pablo Alfonso in the main prelim bout at World Series of Fighting 6.
After being released from the UFC, Torres (40-6) was defeated via split decision at the hands of Marlon Moraes. He has posted just one win in his last four fights overall, as he was also defeated by Michael McDonald and UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
His time away from fighting was spent still in the gym, just with different tools in his hands.
“I’ve been real busy since the last World Series of Fighting. My lease was up on my gym. I had a gym in Hammond, Indiana, and I went back and was doing my taxes, and I saw how crazy my overhead was. So I had to make a change if I wanted to sustain profits in my gym,” said Torres, during a recent conference call. “So I had look for a new location, and I found a spot close to my home. My daughter was starting was school, so I wanted to make sure that I was around for that. And as I was doing the move to the gym, I found out it was riddled with mold crawling all through the installation, so I had to basically do a lot of work to remodel the whole gym.
So basically the whole summer I spent training and doing carpentry work and laying down a new floor for the new gym. I made that move in July, and then I started training again in August. I got the call from World Series of Fighting to come back and take a fight, and I want to get back in there and start fighting again. I’ve been out for a while, and I missed it. I just can’t wait to get back in there and show what I can do.”
Torres added that he is very “happy to be on the card for World Series of Fighting 6. I’m happy they were able to get me on. I’ve been in this sport 15 years, and I’ve seen a lot of organizations and I’ve fought for a lot of different places, and they’re one of the organizations that are growing.
“They’re going to get to the top, and I’m happy I can be a part of that process. Preparations have gone very well for this fight. I’m looking to get back in there and get some respect – get back to the top where I was before.”