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Jose Torres talks about the decision to drop to flyweight

After scoring his first two victories at bantamweight, Jose “Shorty” Torres is dropping down to the flyweight division and will make his 125 pound debut at Titan FC 40 against Abdiel Velazquez next month in South Florida.

Torres (2-0) won his pro debut by submission against Travis Taylor at Titan FC 37 and he is coming off a decision win in April at Titan FC 38 against Reynaldo Duarte. So why did Torres believe it was time to move down to the flyweight division?

“So I am not a fan of dropping weight. I did in college. I was 125 pounds for five years,” Torres said on The MMA Report Podcast. “It was not the funniest thing in the world. There is a difference in making it every single weekend compared to making it every two to three months. There is a difference and I am happy about that. I do get to be a little more comfortable while dropping the weight and I have Loutrition on my side. So because of that, I feel a lot more comfortable.”

“Lex McMahon, he was one of those guys that was telling me that people were looking at me and scouting me. He was like ‘Shorty, they are not going to take you unless you do to 125. You need to go to 25. You are 35. You can hold your own but the think is your height is a disadvantage.’ Lex has always led me through the right path. He is definitely just trying to help me out and he is definitely not the only one that has told me that.”

Check out Torres’¬†complete interview from last week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast” below and be sure to subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher.