Jonathan "JT" Torres needed only a little over a minute this past Friday to force a tap out over UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett in a grappling super fight in Pickerington, Ohio.
"I don't think about how quickly I'm going to win any of my matches," Torres told MMAFighting.com. "I just go in and work to execute my game plan."
With four submission wins in the UFC and nine in his career overall, Hazelett is considered one of the more dangerous grapplers in the UFC 170-pound division. Still, it was a tough matchup for him against someone who trains specifically for high-level jiu-jitsu competitions around the world -- and under gi rules.
While Torres is little known outside of the grappling community, he's a legitimate contender in the jiu-jitsu world, winning silver medals at last year's gi (brown belt) and no-gi (black belt) world championships.
The 20-year-old Torres downplayed the win over the eight-time UFC competitor.
"I think it's cool," Torres said. "It doesn't matter really matter that they're a pro fighter or not. I have friends that are pro fighters that still do gi and no-gi competitions. Lots of BJJ black belts who fight MMA still jump into grappling competitions. It's not a big deal really."
Torres says he intends to one day compete MMA under Team Lloyd Irvin.