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Torres: I was released for performance not tweets

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Miguel Torres’ recent release from the UFC sparked a lot of speculation as to its cause.

Chief among the theories was that he had been released for yet another inappropriate tweet, just as he was shortly into 2012 for a rape joke which went down like a lead balloon with the UFC top brass.

But Torres - who is soon to make his debut for Las Vegas promotion World Series of Fighting - says that the UFC told him directly his release was performance-based.