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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.

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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.