The highly regarded amateur MMA gold medalist talks with MMAmania.com about his rise, working with UFC talents like “The Eagle” and the entire KHK Fight Team, preparing for his professional debut against Travis Taylor at Titan FC 37 this weekend and more!
Widely regarded as the world’s most accomplished amateur mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Jose Torres is ready to prove himself in one of the sport’s premier promotions.
Torres (12-0 amateur, 0-0 pro), a former two-time IMMAF Bantamweight gold medalist, will make his professional debut against Florida’s Travis Taylor (7-5 amateur, 0-0 pro) at Titan FC 37 this Friday night (March 4, 2016) in Ridgefield, Washington.
Torres, 23, is hardly an amateur, having submitted his last two opponents. The Chicago, Ill., native was courted by many well-known gyms and organizations, but he ultimately chose Florida-based promotion Titan FC.
Find out more about the aggressive and entertaining Torres in his recent discussion with MMAmania.
We started off our conversation by talking about the year that was for the new Titan FC star. Torres stepped into the cage a total of six times in 2015, including multiple bouts in the same week.
After gaining notoriety in IMMAF, he then joined powerhouse MMA team KHK, which is funded by Bahrainian Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and lead by coaches Renzo Gracie and John Kavanagh. It was in his training there with the likes of UFC contenders Frankie Edgar and Khabib Nurmagomedov, where Torres honed his skills for a month.
“I was finally able to meet Khabib Nurmagomedov. He’s a phenomenal guy. He’s very hard to get off on top. He caught me in a top crucifix and I just couldn’t get out. He’s just punching me in the face and I’m looking up at the clock like, ‘Oh man, I still have three minutes.'”
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