"(Fedor Emelianenko) is at a crossroads in his life ...He needs to adjust to the times and start working on being a cerebral fighter (again) and not a showman. He needs to play catch-up in a world he used to dominate. That stings really bad, but you man up or get left behind."
"I say yes, (he needs to leave Russia). Russia will always be his home, but he lacks growth. Sometimes loyalty can hold you back."
"I left to find growth – and everyone hates me for it. ...When I lost, everyone threw (crap) on me saying I was nobody. My new style is actually cerebral and smart. I don't get hurt anymore, but lost fans. When I get the belt back, they will (love me) again, but I won't care. I'm all grown up."
"I feel Fedor's situation. It (freaking) sucks, but (crap) happens. All we can do is get better – and (screw) everyone else."
-- Check out the full interview with Miguel Torres at MMA Fighting.
Miguel Torres (39-3)
Win Antonio Banuelos - Decision (Unanimous) UFC 126
Win Charlie Valencia - Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) WEC 51
Loss Joseph Benavidez - Submission (Guillotine Choke) WEC 47
Loss Brian Bowles - KO (Punches) WEC 42