While WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres (37-1) has a major challenge ahead of him at WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles on August 9th in Brian Bowles (7-0), he is looking for another title – the unofficial title of the best pound for pound fighter in the world.
“My goal right now, I’m number 7 in the world pound for pound,” Torres told Rod Moyer of FightLine.com. “I want to have the number 1 spot and I think the more they see me fight, the more I dominate my weight class, the more I’m going to get up there.”
Torres made it clear that being the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world is not enough for him.
“When I first started out, I wanted to be the champion of the world, I got that. I wanted to be ranked world wide, I got that. Now I want to be ranked number one and I want to put Chicago on the map, man!”
Torres, who received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Carlson Gracie Jr. last September, credits his mindset to his success.
“The skill set, I think the skill set is number two,” Torres explained. “You have to have the mindset. I meet a ton of guys that have ability, they have athleticism, technique, they have the best training in the world, but they have no mind. If you have a strong mind, and you can make yourself do things that most people don’t do, you can do anything.”