Jose Torres finally coming to UFC

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  1. 007

    007 License to Kill

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    Dr. Hing Dinger Downhill season Yellow Card

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    Nice
    looking forward
     
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    He gets hit too easily right now, but he's up there with Pico as one of the top prospects in all of MMA. He's the only guy right now who I could see giving a legit challenge to Mighty Mouse in a couple years.
     
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    I hope he chooses to fight at 135. Bantamweight is already a very good division IMO, adding more depth and a potential title challenger (eventually) is awesome. Maybe if he shows the potential to challenge Mighty Mouse after a couple UFC fights I'll change my tune, but I'm not exactly clamoring for flyweight fighters.

    But this is MMA, and fighters are going to compete at the lowest weight class they can possibly make. Looking forward to watching this cat.
     
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    FUCK YES. The most UFC ready prospect they've signed in years arguably.

    Team Shorty!!
     
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    Just checked out his most recent fight

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    135 is a shark tank of contenders with guys like TJ, Dom and Cody being p4p tier, he’ll do better at 125 imo
     
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    Psyched to hear it. I expected they'd bring him on for a Contender Series show, but I'm glad he's making a short notice appearance. Should be a fun debut.

    I look forward to hearing him called "Shorty" when at 5'4" he's in fact taller than many of the top guys in the division.
     
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    YOLOGOGOPLATA Throw them bows

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    Oh absolutely. He should definitely fight at 125! I'm just selfish and enjoying the top ranked guys at 135 that I'd like to add more talent to that division. But hey, maybe he can make a run at MM in the next 2 years. He is an inch taller with the same reach (it seems like most flyweights have a reach of 63/64, but Torres and MM are both 66"). He looked great in his last fight, he should take an immediate top 5 fight!
     
  10. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Wicked signing and a fantastic short-notice replacement. Torres, UD - Brooks is nowhere near as good as he thinks he is.
     
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    Torres is the same height or shorter than every top 10 fighter in Sherdog's flyweight rankings lol. The only guy he is taller than is MM.
     
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    jei Tactleneck Enthusiast Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Huh, I could have sworn Joe B and Cejudo were 5'3. I know Lineker's 5'3 but he's a BW now.

    It's still funny this way, being as tall as the rest of the division and yet called shorty.
     
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    YOLOGOGOPLATA Throw them bows

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    I mean we are reallyyyy splitting hairs when you compare 5'3" to 5'4" lol. Casual fans will have no idea who the announcers are referring to when they say something like "... and shorty landed a couple nice shots during that exchange". I actually didn't realize Lineker was 5'3" (I thought like 5'5") that dude is an absolute tank.

    P.S. you gotta change your location from "the danger zone" to "danger island"! At least until the season ends!
     
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    That's a big signing

    Gotta improve his defence but that's true of almost any young MMA fighter. Defence is always the last thing they learn

    Tons of potential in this kid he could be a future champ
     
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    Great signing. Shorty is at ATT now too. Future contender at least.
     
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    jei Tactleneck Enthusiast Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I am saving up the entire season until it's done, and then I'm going to take an afternoon and blast through it. I haven't watched a single episode of this new season, but I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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    Great prospect, no Erik Silva, but still a great prospect.
     
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    beat me to it
     
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    Nice , hope he beats the hell out of Brooks (really cant stand that guy).
     
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    He's nowhere close to the big crossover signings from Bellator (Brooks/Alvarez) and WSOF (Moraes/Gaethje). Closer to ACB level (Magomedsharipov/Yan).
     

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