Miguel Torres received a second chance from the UFC following his ill-advised “rape tweet” in Dec. of 2011, but his lackluster performance at UFC 145 spelled the end of his career in the promotion.
Torres, 31, was knocked out cold by Michael McDonald on Apr. 21, dropping his record in the UFC to 2-2.
The former WEC champion was initially cut from the league in late-2011 after he made a joke about rape on his personal Twitter account.
Torres handled the news of his release with class, as he posted on his personal website that “I am excited to continue fighting, to regain my focus and to get back to what made me a champion.”
He also announced that he signed with Titan Fighting Championships and will make his debut for the new promotion on Nov. 2 in Hammond, Ind.
Despite his lopsided loss to McDonald, Torres is still ranked by Fight Matrix as a top 25 bantamweight.
We’ve seen the UFC bring back contenders in the past after dropping them from the league, so there’s always the chance that Torres could find himself back in the octagon at some point in the future.