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And Now He’s Unfired: Miguel Torres

Via ArielHelwani:

Dana says Torres is back. Torres has donated money to local rape centers, visited them. Dana says Torres was very remorseful…Dana says Torres handled his business like a man and no one told him to do it. Torres very emotional.”

In the latest example of Dana White releasing fighters in a fit of anger before changing his mind (see also: Jon Fitch, Karo Parisyan), the UFC president confirmed at today’s “Lesnar vs. Overeem” press conference that Miguel Torres‘s tweet-related firing was more like a three-week suspension. Torres apparently did enough to get back in White’s good graces after his rape-joke-gone-awry, and can now return to his rightful place in the UFC bantamweight division.

We’re glad this story got a happy ending. Now can Gerald Harris and Natasha Wicks get some love or what?

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BaghdadBob- April 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm
Dana needs to get his head straight. This shooting from the hip and missing routine is amateurish. He needs to get off the TRT and onto the zoloft.
Me likey- December 29, 2011 at 5:42 am
bravo sir. bravo
dana was asking for trouble with pushing for his fighters to post on twitter. for those of us who train and fight think about the guys in your gym. how many of them are normal, level headed, responible people? i love the guys in my gym but a lot of them are insane.
Clyde- December 29, 2011 at 3:46 am
In unrelated news, Paul Daley is donating money to a centre for abused fraggles.
Irishwolfhound491- December 29, 2011 at 12:58 am
I'm starting to wonder what it takes to earn the permanent wrath of Dana White. If your employee wears a shirt saying your his bitch and you still bring him back...besides Kalib Starning it I don't think it's possible.
SnackDaddy- December 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Dana's about as consistent with his decisions as Chael Sonnen is with his drug tests. Good to see Torres back though. It was a travesty to fire him in the first place.
Todd M- December 28, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Comments are on fire Ghost, Skeletor, The Canadian and as usual Fred FTW. I'm fuckin stoked about this Torres is my favorite bantamweight and one of my favourite fighters in general, he deserves to be in the UFC. I hope all of this fired him up a little though because I think he has been lacking the killer instinct that we saw him use in the WEC, since his back to back losses and the move to Tristar he has become overly safe and I would like to see him find a balance between reckless and cautious, which is what I know he is searching for himself.
bobash- December 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm
STOP BULLSHITTING US DANA!!! The real reason why he got Torres back was because Mighty Taco threatened to boycott UFC and by the looks of Dana's gut the man can pound a couple two tree dozen tacitos. Still he should have taken the opportunity to have Torres ditch the poodle mullet.
intercept440- December 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm
wait mean for CP to get back into good graces with DW he has to do something related to what pissed DW off in the first place to rectify the situation??????
hmm. sounds like Ben needs to be arriany's toilet cleaner for a month, and CP may get its press cred back???
seeing how DW is a vindictive mutherfucker though.. i think he would just make ben eat the shit out of arriany's asshole for a week...
then he would tell ben he ate shit for nothing and not give him any pres cred.
wow hows this for captcha today

Low-income cleint......(yea they spelled client wrong)
McLuvin- December 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm
@itsgalf- good choice!

Although there's nothing wrong with Natasha.
Liverpunch- December 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm
Just like a bell can't be unrung, a victim can't be unraped. Miguel will suffer with the scars of this terrible decision made by the UFC for years to come.
EnemyofReality- December 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm
I think the UFC's point was proven and Miguel and other fighters have learned their lessons. Rape jokes=bad.
ReX13- December 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm
Fried Taco- December 28, 2011 at 5:12 pm
Dana broke the news to Miguel by yelling "Surprise!"
DangadaDang- December 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm
This is all I have to add to this already fantastic comment thread.
RwilsonR- December 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Grape van? Isn't that where Cain Velasquez's dad worked?
jimbonics- December 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm
Grape Ape Rape Van
XENOPHON- December 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm
Who is Torres manager?
XENOPHON- December 28, 2011 at 4:20 pm
Stupid. Releasing Torres, then rehiring him over some free speech. MMA fighters are known in general to be lacking on IQ points, so why make an issue in the first place. Drama
My only guess is that FOX asked Zuffa to curtail risky liabilities of a national station (think the Janet Jackson titty shot) or the UFC needed a fight to plug their long list of injured designated hitters.
TheCanadian- December 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm
I still dont see whats wrong with a grape van.
ReX13- December 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm
ghostboner wins my 'hero of the day' award.
skeletor- December 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm
Maybe Mayhem should donate his time and money to some no armed boxers and some one lunged triathlete's and see if he can get a second chance.
ghostboner- December 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm
Well it's about damn time. I mean seriously Miguel was getting raped in that deal.
itsgalf- December 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Natasha Wicks? Sorry, I'll take Logan