Following being cut from the UFC for posting an offensive joke on Twitter, former WEC champion Miguel Torres took to his website to apologize for the tweet.
“I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, I have my beautiful wife and daughter, my family, my health, my gym, and in terms of my career, I succeeded to the biggest stage in the sport of mixed martial arts, the Ultimate Fighting Championship,” wrote Torres. “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. I am going to learn from this. I think life throws you opportunities that can make you a better person, and so that’s what I’m going to do here. That is how I am going to react. I am going to use this to improve myself, and I hope that my fans will continue to support me.”
Torres recently tweeted, “If a rape van was called a surprise van, more women wouldn’t mind going for rides in them. Everyone likes surprises.”
Torres later removed the comment, which he claimed was a quote from the television show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but the damage had already been done. UFC President Dana White made the decision to cut Torres a few hours later.
Torres (40-4) had gone 2-1 since the WEC folded into the UFC, earning victories over Nick Pace and Antonio Banuelos while dropping a close decision to Demetrious Johnson. He is 3-2 in his last five fights overall.