Former UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres, who was released from the promotion yesterday for a rape-related tweet, has come out and made a statement on his personal website.
Read what Torres had to say, courtesy of MiguelTorresMMA.com
"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. 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."
It appears Torres is taking full responsibility for his tweet, and accepts the punishment that has been handed down to him.
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