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Former WEC champion Miguel Torres announces his retirement from MMA

In a Facebook post late Wednesday night, Torres announced his decision to retire from the sport after 17 years and more than 50 fights on his professional record.

“Doesn’t feel like my effort is for the love of the fight or competition anymore its just about a paycheck to buy unneeded things and taxes to a corrupt system. Have been bouncing back and forth from injuries the last 20 years, always training through the pain and fighting to build my brand and make my mark in the world,” Torres wrote.

“Any of my training partners, promoters, or any promotion I fought for was always aware of these things but the show still went on. Can no longer do it the way I have been. To not do it the right way or to fight small battles in the middle of training camps leads to ugly situations in the cage. It breaks my heart to write this but I officially announce my retirement from mixed martial arts.”

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