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Miguel Torres vs. Antonio Banuelos

Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

Miguel Torres defeats Antonio Banuelos via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Miguel Torres
Mmaweekly large Antonio Banuelos

Torres
Decision
Round 3

38-3-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-6-0
Climbed to 39-3   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-7
-360 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +295 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
East Chicago, Indiana   Fighting out of   San Luis Obispo, California
30 years, 18 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 4 months, 13 days
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)
5'9" (176cm)   Height   5'3" (161cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   65.5" (166cm)
Torres Martial Arts Academy   Gym   The Pit
UFC 126
  • Bout Information
  • Date: Saturday 02.05.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: Bantamweight | 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Torres Total Disclosed Pay: $56,000
  • Banuelos Total Disclosed Pay: $9,000

Torres vs. Banuelos Wiki Update Wiki

The first pay per view televised fight of UFC 126 had former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres taking on fellow WEC alumnus Antonio Banuelos.


The taller Torres came forward in a low stance to begin, holding his left arm straight ahead to gauge the distance. The fighters exchanged carefully for the first half of the round without over-committing and resulting in some boos from the crowd. Late in the round Torres began finding a home for his jab, repeatedly snapping into Banuelos with the left. Banuelos came forward with a wheel kick near the end of the round but like most of the round couldn't find the out-of-range Torres.


Torres landed again with the jab early in round 2. Banuelos unloaded with counters whenever Torres tried to open up with his right, yet the long reach of Torres kept him mostly out of danger. A Torres low kick caught Banuelos in the groin but the find continued almost uninterrupted. The action was not fast and furious like the audience hoped for, yet Torres was methodically out-pointing his shorter competitor in a superior display of boxing technique. Banuelos connected solidly at the end of the round but it was not enough to change the overall complexion of the round.


Torres continued with his gameplan in round 3. The story of the fight was unchanged as Torres landed accurately but was unwilling to engage in the all-out brawl that Banuelos may have been trying to instigate. Banuelos exploded with a slew of punches and kicks to try and pull off a last minute comeback, yet Torres stayed composed and closed out the fight.


The judges scored the bout unanimously 30-27 in favor of Miguel Torres. Commenting to Joe Rogan in post fight interview, Torres stated, "I did what my coach wanted me to do and my gameplan, Banuelos is a very dangerous fighter… I didn't want to commit too much and get hurt, I had to stick to my gameplan."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:44 PM ET
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Torres vs. Banuelos Fight Predictions

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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Miguel Torres Post-Fight Interview Video report dead link

    Karyn Bryant talks to Miguel Torres following his unanimous decision victory over Antonio Banuelos during UFC 126 in this video for MMA Heat.

  • Interview  |  Antonio Banuelos Pre-Fight Interview Video report dead link

    Karyn Bryant talks to Antonio Banuelos the day before his UFC 126 bout with Miguel Torres on how he will approach the fight and his reach disadvantage, in this video for MMA Heat.

  • Interview  |  Ariel Helwani Post-Fight Interview with Miguel Torres report dead link

    Miguel Torres speaks to Ariel Helwani following his UFC 126 victory in this video interview.

Torres vs. Banuelos Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

I never really laugh cause I'm never really happy.
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Damn @arielhelwani's nose has its own facebook page facebook.com/pages/Ariel-Helwanis-Nose/189401001082941
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I heard @arielhelwani hasn't seen his own dick in 26 years, he cant even look down when he pees or he will fall in the toilet.
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Safe to say that hound dogs call @arielhelwani for help when they cant find missing children.
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The messed up thing is that @arielhelwani's nose has a reach of 93 inches, my jab aint got shit on that.
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I would challenge @Arielhelwani to a fight but his nose weighs in at 185lbs and I'm just a bantamweight.
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True but the best of @ArielHelwani dvd would be 3 hours of him with his nose up random fighters asses not asking a single question.
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For halloween I've found the perfect costume, I'm gonna be @ArielHelwani. http://twitpic.com/3yhjim
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For halloween I've found the perfect costume, I'm gonna be @ArielHelwani. http://twitpic.com/3yhjde
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For halloween I've found the perfect costume, I'm gonna be @ArielHelwani. http://twitpic.com/3yhjc0
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So now @ArielHelwani is drawing lines in the sand with his nose, quit showing off son.
5 days
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When @ArielHelwani has sex, I heard he likes to put his nose in it, literally he likes to put his nose in it.
5 days
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Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, @ArielHelwani wears his heart on his nose. #touche
5 days
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I heard Neil Armstrong wasn't the first person to land on the moon, it actually was @ArielHelwani's nose. #truth
5 days
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If anyone knows Steven Seagal, can you please let him know that I will be working on my front kicks today. Thank you.
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When @ArielHelwani catches a cold, it snows in Chicago. Please send him get well soon messages so the sun can come out.
5 days
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When you live in the hood, don't be surprised when hood shit happens.
5 days
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He's breaking your windows, he's snatching your stereo up, so yall need to hide your cars, hide your speakers, cause they stealing out here.
5 days
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To the guy who broke into my truck: hey bro, you forgot your screw driver when you ripped my dashboard out. #fuckingputo
5 days
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Wrestling all afternoon, almost forgot about my interview for @MMAWeeklycom. Always late but always just in time.
4 days
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I don't make the rules, I just break them.
4 days
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Death is only the beginning.
4 days
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What kills us makes us stronger.
4 days
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My eyes are like the sun, they can brighten up your day & make you feel warm but if you stare into them too long you will go blind.
4 days
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Chuck Norris is awesome, Miguel Torres is awesome. Chuck Norris is Miguel Torres.
4 days
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Snow days are cool, snow months suck balls.
3 days
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Watching #FamilyGuy first thing in the morning is the start to a great day. It could be perfect if not for the 8 foot snow piles outside.
3 days
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Its better to be a back biter than a pillow biter.
3 days
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Rule 74: Its better to be a back bitter than a pillow bitter.
3 days
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You might call it comfort food, I call it dinner every night. http://twitpic.com/3xw9lf
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Lunch for tomorrow. http://twitpic.com/3xw3o0
3 days
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Kerosene is fuel, red bull is fuel, kerosene is red bull.
3 days
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Slept in, will be in the gym this afternoon and tonight. Can't wait to see all of my students.
3 days
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Voy a llegar al la casa de mi madre in 20 minutos. Epero a comer un caldo de res pero bien chingon.
2 days
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Is it weird that I see a group of people and think how awesome of a human centipede they'd make?
2 days
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The rare She-Mullet. http://twitpic.com/3xlklj
2 days
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Just landed, wait for it. Wait for it.
2 days
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#FYI, I've just found out my twitter/facebook peeps find the discomfort of others entertaining. You guys are the best.
2 days
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Update: I've just seen a woman with the hardest mullet I've seen since Roy Nelson. This will be an epic pic. Stealth mode time.
2 days
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Or I could crop-dust the whole plane, been eating a lot of protein past month. Hmmm decisions decisions.
2 days
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Being stuck on a plane sucks, I want to fart so bad just to make the guys next to me uncomfortable. Should I make a video?
2 days
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Ever wonder why I listen to @Firas_Zahabi? This is how he conditions my mind to the sound of his voice. http://twitpic.com/3xkwey
2 days
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Me, that guy that shot 2-Pac, and @Ilias_Sanos chillen at Fat Burger after doing a drive-by. #thuglife http://twitpic.com/3xkr09
2 days
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When I get home, first thing I'm gonna do is pee in the snow and say fuck you mother nature. Global warming my ass.
2 days
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The airport at Loss Vegas reminds me of a triage center during wartime. Everyone has a story of how they almost gottem, but didn't.
2 days
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I want to apologize now for everyone I will be insulting on mma junkie radio and to @theGoze's family for depantsing him.
1 day
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I will be on MMA Junkie radio in an hour, I owe @TheGoze a throat rip.
1 day
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Sleeping on the floor in Vegas, I remind myself of why I'm not in my bed. Playing the hero is a lot harder than being a villain.
1 day
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I can't make you happy if you don't know how to really smile. Pain can be pleasure only if you understand suffering.
1 day
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There is no such thing as odds. Only the situations you allow & what you don't control cause of neglect.
1 day
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Coming home tomorrow, can't wait to see my baby and get back to the gym.
1 day
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Is it weird that I got half a fat from watching the trailers for #CaptainAmerica and #Thor ?
23 hours
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Thanks to all of my friends & fans who support me. My old style was very fun 2 watch but reckless. Now the plan is set & I will follow.
22 hours
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Wow, I'm loving it, now I know what GSP feels like.
4 hours
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In the dressing room, with my stuff laid out. I won't be tweeting until after fight. Tweet ya in a bit!!!! http://plixi.com/p/75119250
2 hours
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Thanks for the all the support @BlowoutCards the best place for ufc Topps trading cards.
4 hours
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had breakfast with@caseyo_24 and @CruzGomez earlier this morning. I have just been relaxing in my room watching tv.
5 hours
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Want to say thanks to @TRX for sponsoring me for my #UFC126 debut, looking forward to representing in a distinguishing fashion.
21 hours
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Just had dinner at bucca di beppo, and the best part of dinner was @jakeshieldsajj kenny powers impression! Now back to my room to relax.
1 day
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Just got done with weigh ins, getting food, oh and what @Kingsbu walked out in was amazing!!!
1 day
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in the back waiting 4 weigh ins to start. I get to fight in that tomorrow night!!!!! http://plixi.com/p/74813916
1 day
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Just got done cutting weight! http://plixi.com/p/74800299
1 day
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Its easier to piss everybody off than it is to make everyone happy. I'm just doing what I'm good at.
1 day
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Got a light workout in with @Pit_Master, then went and to the spa. Sat in the cold spa for a bit. Now relaxing in the room.
2 days
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RT @CFT1: RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutradio.com w/ @TAPOUTSKRAPE @AntonioBanuelos @PaulKellyMMA (cont) http://tl.gd/8j8aef
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RT @TAPOUTSKRAPE: RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutradio.com w/ @TAPOUTSKRAPE @AntonioBanuelos (cont) http://tl.gd/8j7skq
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RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutradio.com w/ @TAPOUTSKRAPE @AntonioBanuelos @PaulKellyMMA @Kingsbu (cont) http://tl.gd/8j7klc
2 days
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I love the smell in casinos, empty promises and broken dreams.
2 days
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UFC 126: Torres vs. Banuelos Preview http://www.ufc.com/media/ufc-126-torres-banuelos-pre
2 days
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I have a open workout at the arena in mandalay bay from 1 to 1:30, if you are in vegas come by and say hi
2 days
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best part of breakfast the fanny pack argument between @Kingsbu and @Pit_Master. Kyles pink fanny pack is better then hacks euro fanny pack
2 days
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Every new day is just another chance I get to kick adversity in the balls.
2 days
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My master @Firas_Zahabi says to me, "Your life is shit to me." He knows just what I need to hear at the right times.
3 days
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RT @TapouT: RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutradio.com w/ @TAPOUTSKRAPE @AntonioBanuelos @PaulKellyMMA (cont) http://tl.gd/8inl32
3 days
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Got a training session with @CruzGomez, lil bulldog and @Pit_Master. Now out getting dinner with the homies.
3 days
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Thanks to everyone who voted for me to win the Cazadores spirit award. http://twitpic.com/3vx8qf
3 days
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Just did a radio interview for univision, now relaxing with my bro and lefty.
3 days
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Just finished a photo shoot for the ufc, yes they put make-up on me, and yes I liked it!
3 days
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@Court_McGee ya bro, have a safe flight out, and so stoked you will be here!!!!
4 days
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Just had dinner with @CruzGomez, lil bulldog, and my man @Kingsbu, we ate at whole foods, so good!!!
4 days
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Heard I just missed the worst storm of the past 20 years. Fuck you snow, I don't even like ice cream. #winter
4 days
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All settled in, weight is on point. Thank you @badboymma & Robin Offner for letting my crew borrow your crib. OSU.
4 days
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@RichAttonito thanks homie!
4 days
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Hold on baby Jesus, this is gonna get bumpy.
4 days
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Hello Las Vegas, the land of hookers and cocaine.
4 days
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Hanging out in my room @ mandalay bay, relaxing watching the simpsons 11th season.
4 days
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What say hi and thanks to one of my new sponsors @MicroTechBUZZ and @MicroTechCEO. Thanks and glad to be on the team!!!
4 days
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You need to cross the anger bridge and come back to the friendship shore.
4 days
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The game has changed but the players are the same.
4 days
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My path in life happens to be down a set of old railroad tracks. I will not stray from my path, even if a train is coming.
5 days
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Today while I was on mma junkie radio, a fan started a facebook page for my mustache, so go and friend request!!!! Hehehe so good!!!
5 days
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Reached out a hand to touch your face, you're slowly disappearing from my view, disappearing from my view.
5 days
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Had a great training session with @CruzGomez and lil bulldog. Shawn and lil briin got hangout and watch. Now we are all getting dinner.
5 days
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Being a hero is always worth it cause in the end not just anyone can do it. Few are called, even fewer answer.
5 days
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At the tapout center about to get a training session in
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About to train one last night in the gym Ive called home for 2 full months. #dedication #sacrifice
5 days
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Will be in Vegas in the morning. Alls I'm bringing is my fists and my balls cause that's all I need.
5 days
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Happy bday @TAPOUTSKRAPE
5 days
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Excuse me if I smell like piss, you know how it is.
5 days
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On mma junkie radio!!!! http://plixi.com/p/73835724
5 days
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In a country full of neanderthals, I wear a fucking badge of honor.
5 days
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RT @MMAjunkieGeorge: 2day on @mmajunkieradio, we'll talk this past weekend's @Strikeforce card w/ (cont) http://tl.gd/8gutq8
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5 days
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You'll never be me, but nice try.
6 days
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What up @therealstylesp you gonna come to my @UFC debut? I've been training hard & need all my peoples there.
6 days
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My rule is simple, you set em up & I knock them down, you set me up & I knock you out.
6 days
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When I was a kid & my brothers & I played cowboys & indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker.
6 days
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Helping the youth, one armbar at a time. http://twitpic.com/3v1wwc
6 days
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Feeling great for Sat, leaving the gym working out with @AiemannZahabi. Time for some chicken & then packing my gear. #Vegas
6 days
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All of my followers are part of #TeamGoHam
6 days
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Rule #56: Never end up in the friend zone, always shoot for the end zone.
6 days
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Licenses are given away in cereal boxes. Worst fucking drivers in the world. #Montreal http://twitpic.com/3uywpu
6 days
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People ask me why don't I take any time off from the gym. I say there is only so many times you can jack off in a day.
6 days
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At the slo airport with @CruzGomez, about to fly out to vegas. Slo needs to get a direct flight to vegas, cuz having a layover sucks.
6 days
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Some say hes everything, some say hes down right evil. Hes got what it takes to be a legend. Time to fulfill my expectations.
6 days
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On a long enough time line the survival rate for everyone is zero.
7 days
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This world is a dark dark for forest. If you open up a man & look into his heart you'll find disgust and evil.
7 days
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Dentistry, I cant even believe that's something that's real.
7 days
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Tae Kwon Do is great for keeping in shape, but its also a deadly serious killing system.
7 days
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Man Law #7: You keep what you kill, never hunt for weak prey cause it will suck as a trophy & who wants to remember that shit?
7 days
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Tv show idea #14: Miguel Torres Fights Crime, literally, they lock me in a cage with convicted child molesters, two men enter, I leave.
7 days
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I'm pretty good at making chile de molcajete too. I will open a restaurant/bar one day and call it Chingon's.
7 days
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I am not known to be a great sleeper, but I am an awesome napper. I'm pretty good at making tacos.
7 days
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Bad surprise, you wake up and find your pillow has been removed, along with your kidney, liver, spleen, & eyeball. #notawesome
7 days
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@Kingsbu omg please don't shave that mustache, its simply amazing!!!!!!
7 days
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Good surprise, you wake up and find your pillow is too hard, cause its packed with bricks of 100 dollar bills. #awesome
7 days
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If you get updates on your phone, tonight is going to be one of those nights where I twat a lot. Be warned of random thoughts of madness.
7 days
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I'm not trying to be the best at exercising. #truth
7 days
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I have the best twitter followers on the planet. #teamgoham
7 days
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Anyone know where I can find Roger Gracie's fight online?
7 days
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My homie Jon elliot just came bye and cut my hair, and I have to say,"my salad is banging right now!!!!"
7 days
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Nick Diaz may have won the fight, but his leg lost the war. #Iaintnobitch
7 days
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Thanks for the links folks, I got it. Love u guys.
7 days
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Updates on StrikeForce please, trying to find it in Montreal. Who got the hookup?
7 days
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Just finished my last workout at the pit. Finished with a tough sparring sess with the fight team. Next training session will be in vegas.
7 days
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If only God can judge me, then he is going to have a lot of reasons to be pissed at me.
8 days
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My name is Good Cat, you can call me Mr. Good Cat.
8 days
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Some people are just born with tragedy in their blood.
8 days
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Some people are just born with tragedy in there blood.
8 days
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend. @JoshLBarnett, we share common foes so I call you an ally in a world filled with ignorance.
8 days
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Say what, they still make these? http://twitpic.com/3ub8y2
8 days
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@JoshLBarnett May your hands be stained with the blood of the man who stands across from you, my spirit is with you. #WAR
8 days
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If you ever wanted to watch a film based my life, its called Machete. Its pretty accurate for a movie & shows the plight of man.
8 days
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Time to be awesome.
8 days
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Never follow this rabbit down its hole. #DonnieDarko http://twitpic.com/3u4e11
9 days
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@JoshLBarnett may you crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women. #WAR
9 days
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Me vale madre.
9 days
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The teaching say the North Star and the Southern Cross must never fight.
9 days
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Life isn't fair, so why follow all of the rules? Rules are just a guideline for the way things are in a perfect world. We are far from that.
9 days
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Even in Montreal, I have to give fades. This curse I have of blessing the few my clippers touch is inescapable.
9 days
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Another day not centipeded. I count my blessings like a bum counts the change in an empty cup.
9 days
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RT @CSCMemorabilia: @AntonioBanuelos hey! The next CSC MMA #giveaway is a signed BJ Penn photo. Please RT for ur (cont) http://tl.gd/8ecbjl
9 days
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RT @njfightshop: @AntonioBanuelos we are 40 followers short of 500 and a giveaway of 5 $10 gift certificates to (cont) http://tl.gd/8ecba4
9 days
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Wrestled at slo kickboxing, now just relaxing on the couch wrapped up in my pink snuggie.
9 days
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Dog the Bounty Hunter is the fucking man and my hero.
9 days
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Finished up at the pit, now grabbing some lunch with @Pit_Master at alphys.
9 days
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Estoy listo para mi pelea el 5 de Febrero para @ufc. Espero a ver todos mis fanaticos en Las Vegas cuando camino al octogon.
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