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Former WEC champion Miguel Torres arrested for marijuana possession

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Ex-WEC standout and UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres was arrested earlier this week for marijuana possession.


Miguel Torres has been out of the news in recent months. The former WEC bantamweight champion had a rough go of it in the UFC and ultimately found himself in World Series of Fighting. A debut loss to Marlon Moraes has his career seemingly in a tailspin after years of dominance at 135 lbs.

The 32-year-old's name resurfaced earlier in the week (amid the hoopla surrounding multiple UFC events), but not in a particularly positive light. MMA Junkie reports that Torres was arrested last week in Indiana and was charged with possession of marijuana:

According to information released by the Marshall County (Ind.) Sheriff's Department, Torres, 32, was charged with possession of marijuana. He posted a $1,500 cash bond, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Torres' jail booking was posted as part of the department's arrests between Aug. 24-25.

Torres' official professional record was 37-1 after he defended his WEC title against Takeya Mizugaki. Since then he has gone just 3-5, and has been finished 3 times in the process. So far Torres has not been booked for any fights by WSOF since losing to Moraes last year.

Marijuana possession in Indiana is a misdemeanor offense and is punishable by up to a year in prison and $5,000 in fines.