Tecia Torres returns to the cage at this Saturday’s UFC 256 party when she battles advertising newcomer Sam Hughes.
Torres (11-5-) was in the beginning scheduled to deal with Angela Hill at Saturday’s occasion but Hill was forced to withdraw after testing good for COVID-19. In the course of a current job interview with Cageside Push, Torres admitted that she had wished to fight a rated opponent and questioned to battle the likes of Carla Esparza, Michelle Waterson, Claudia Gadelha and Yan Xiaonan.
“Me and Mick [Maynard, UFC matchmaker] went again and forth for two times making an attempt to discover an opponent. I asked for for every person higher than me. I asked for Carla [Esparza], Michelle [Waterson], Claudia [Gadelha], Yan [Xiaonan], all those women. And none of them — either they were being not out there, or they claimed ‘No.’ I don’t know what the whole spiel was. But [Maynard] explained truly, the only way I could get a struggle is if we signed any individual new.” Torres stated
When asked about currently being offered the advertising newcomer in Sam Hughes, Torres mentioned that she “appears to be like a tough female” but admitted that “in all honesty, I never ever heard of her just before Friday, so I had to Google her.”
Torres hopes to battle a top-ten ranked opponent in her next fight, provided she can get earlier Sam Hughes on Saturday.
“I would undoubtedly like a major 10 opponent. I’ve been inquiring for a best 10 opponent. I went in there and dominated [Van Buren], now this fight. I was supposed to have Angela [Hill] who’s who’s ranked I consider a person or two underneath me. So I really would like to have a leading 10 opponent heading into my up coming fight just after this one particular.” she mentioned.
UFC 256 usually takes location this Saturday 12 December, 2020, from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The preliminary card that includes Torres vs. Hughes will be aired are living on ESPN from 8pm ET.