Jose “Shorty” Torres has a 8-1 professional record and is one of the best flyweight MMA fighters in the world. Jose has been a MMA world champion 7 times and was a two weight champion in the promotion Titan FC. Jose philosophy of fighting is “I always wanted to be a hero.” Jose is not afraid of anybody and he believes with a full training camp he will come out victorious! Jose Torres has a big fight comping up on March 15th with the fight promotion Brave CF vs Amir Albazi. Let’s get bananas and ask Jose “Shorty” Torres his 5 questions.
How is training camp going so far?
Jose Torres: My camp has been amazing! I’m working one on one with in this camp with ATT’s Din Thomas as he is also training Tyron Woodley at Roufus Sport for his fight. It’s amazing to learn from such a smart coach and get advice from such a dominant champion. The new training partners have been awesome from Sergio Pettis, to Raufeon Stots and more. I have to adapt a lot and it’s fun and challenging to do. It’s been a great camp and I still have 5 weeks to go.
What was your thoughts on Henry Cejudo title defense?
Jose Torres: Cejudo did what he usually does, but now he’s showing that he is a full range MMA fighter and not just a dominant wrestler. I believe the fight was stopped early, but overall being able to put TJ in that position is hard enough to do and it shows how talented Cejudo is. I’m excited to see what’s next for Henry.
How was your trip to Roufus Sport?
Jose Torres: Roufus sport has been amazing. I am still repping ATT for this fight as I’ve come up to work with Din Thomas, but everyone from the coaches and athletes have been incredible. The training is intense, the coaching is remarkable and the overall environment is that its a small gym, with a big gym field of talent, but with even a bigger family aspect to it. Everyone is a part of the team there and everyone gets work in and I think that’s outstanding!
What would be your dream fight?
Jose Torres: My dream fight would be to fight DJ because it would be an honor to fight a man who’s been a legend in not just the sport, but in my weight class. It wouldn’t be to see who would be better, it would be to have a respectable fight like the spider vs the style bender. Old vs new
What is your all time favorite MMA moment?
Jose Torres: I honestly don’t have an all time MMA moment as a fan. I just enjoy the sport and study it as it grows. But for me as an athlete was being able to win my second pro belt in another weight class. It’s a hard achievement to win and defend one, but to win and defend two simultaneously is a personal achievement and helps me get that much closer to my idol Manny Pacquiao.