Miguel Torres: "I let referees know that's the way I want to go out":
It was a long road to get to where you were as a champion. Do you feel you have the dedication and desire still to climb back up the ladder?
"Ah man, it's only made me a more dangerous fighter bro. Brian Bowles just woke up a sleeping giant. My style…I pretty much coached myself and ran my own training camps. I hadn't lost in a long time, but after this loss, it's going to make me revamp everything. I just got off the phone with Mark DellaGrotte and I'm working with a couple different coaches to make my game step up. I always went for the kill. I'm the hunter. I've always been going out there to hunt people. I should have relied on my experience and made him come to me. So if anything, it's going to make me more of a dangerous fighter. This doesn't faze me at all. I know these things happen. It's happened to all of the great fighters in the world. We're just going to see in my next fight if it motivated me in a positive or a negative way."
I don't know if you re-watched the fight yet, but you took some shots while you were out. Have you checked it out and has there been any contact with Josh Rosenthal?
"People told me about that. They said I took too many punches after the fact, but you know what man? I talk to all of the referees before the fight and I let them know that's the way I want to go out. I want to go out; I want to go out! I don't want there to be a question of if I was okay still or still awake. If I'm going to go out, I want to go out man. I respect Rosenthal for doing that! People thought it might have been too much, but for me, it's not enough. Every time I go out, I put my life on the line and if I'm going to lose a fight, that's the way I want to go out. I want to go out!"
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