Torres talks about his background with David A Avila of NBC Sports:
"When I first started there were no rules, little instruction and no weight limits," says Torres of his first experiences in the still-new fighting sport. "The fights were kind of shady and done in bars and nightclubs. There were a lot of wild biker guys, gang-bangers, people like that who would go all the time. I've seen a lot in my time. It's an honor to still be here."Torres is one of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters in the world, and at 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds he's brilliant at using the enormous reach advantage he owns against just about every other fighter in his weight class. Maeda is a good fighter, but Torres is a great one, and it's great that he'll reach his largest audience yet Sunday night.