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Jose Shorty Torres | Average to Savage EP10

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This is the tenth episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring Jose Shorty Torres.. Paul Guarino talked with Jose Shorty Torres discussing his life growing up in Chicago, his road to the UFC, and his next bout at UFC 227 Follow Jose Shorty Torres https://www.instagram.com/joseshortytorres/ https://twitter.com/ShortyTorres125 https://www.facebook.com/Joseshortytorres/ Fueled by Brotein Candy http://www.broteincandy.com/

This is the average to savage podcastwith Paul Greno everyone in anyone, athletes, suets and much more. WHAT'S UP, everybody? It's the tenth episode of the average savage podcast. Igot another special guests, Jose Shorty Toros, was a what's up? What's youGod? Have Yourself. I'm alive, so I came complain. All right. So how about you give us like a brief background about yourself?Oh Man, this is the hardest parts, kind of like telling your own yourown story, you know, but making a movie. I ever seenthat day? You know, you just want to overt aggerate everything. Ialways say I'm a typical luck you know, coming up with the typical lucky ifbringing. You know it's in Chicago. It's always rough, but it's theupbringing you know you're given, and I've used all my ups and downspretty much make me the person I am today and then push me through alot of versity and finding, you'll see. But yeah, I'm a person whoknow what's Chicago, moved to area which is subber right next to Chicago, and you know, it's my little hood. Yeah, high school,I got to the junior college, push through that and they're getting the fullride graduating them country university with the major in Kinisiology, or pretty much leadership, is sports and exercise signs both. All of our classes together it couldbe label as knisiology. And you know, after that I turned tro got atightness. See, I was a multiple time. We watch champions,amateur, Pan America, medalist college, all American imaccolates literally go far andforeign. I definitely don't want to take too much time on that, butactually I got called by the UC last minute, nine day the notice,and now I'm on another last minute. You'll see call August fourth an Salixpress. So fore, want and how do you see it? You know, as a problem. Looking forward to going on, I know, verysoon. Yeah, for sure. So going back to college, to collegefor wrestling, right. Yeah. So, you know me, man, afterhigh school was, you know, given out, was a job andpeople do my homework. I was popular and I never really paid attention totry to do page in school and the by the time I was like,Oh man, I got to take serious, it was already too late. Yeah, I was already doing very, very poor and easy teach us orcollege, college prep classes and stuff like that. I I just wasn't astudent at any college wanted to to accept. So I was like, you knowwhat, let me let me take a three choices. Do I continueworking as a pizza delivery boy? Do I just, you know, sayscrewed, I'm enjoin the military, you know, that's where I think I'mbest at. or so I try to go to junior college and see whereI can go from thereon me, I thought junior college, it should bethe first opportunity. I went there. Luckily, my family wasn't the mostwealthy at the time and yeah, was able to get funded by financial aid. Got To go to junior college. In the first semester, got myfirst ever three point out because like Oh wow, I can actually do this. Next to Mester get three point two. That, three point six and threepoint eight end up being as hoish site. And I ended up alsobeing all American in college. So instead of just getting a scholarship on college, when I order to my university, I finally transit over to I gota full ride on academics as well. So I was not just a goodathlete, but I was also smart one as well, being for sure.So what got you into MMA? Right after college or would you do likeright after college? Well, for me, I've been doing marchartsel four years old. So I've been just sorry I got my black Ben K are.I want to do something new. Let's do wrestling. Okay, I wantto do something new. I was large. Juts are new. So I justkept on makes it. Hell do I know? I see W ECand all these shows and I was just like, there's a bunch of smallguys fighting. I'm saying, just be a Vidas your favor all the teamoutfamo guys, which were known to be in the small short wrestling wrestling typefighters. I was like, if they could do it, I could doit too. So I start practicing time the gym where I'm at today.Combat though, with Master Bob, Shermer and sister all annoyed. You knowthe honestly. The rest sister, I kept on just winning championships, WayneBelts and now mat where I'm at today. So I mean even through college Itrained. So even through the six months of wrestling and all the schooling, I ended up fighting, entraining all throughout that, every single week.For sure. So when we was when...

...was your first MMA? Man,my first MMA fight was when I was eighteen years old and it's like July. I think plenty. I could be two thousand and ten and ID losingby split decision against a guy who was five and know, at the way, class above me. I decided, because my opponent didn't show up,that screw it, I'm here, might as well fight. I bumped upagainst a very experienced guy that was ready to go prone, was going togo pro after he fought men. I was the first fighter to take himpast the first round because he had nothing but five or five first round Tko'sand after that went to the third round, and I mean him and I wentback and forth to just you know, I wasn't I wasn't an am afighter yet. Yeah, I was just a wrestler, I was justa Molli time fighter, I was just a karate expert. It wasn't transitioningTim and that's something he best in me at kind of losing the the splitdecision, I believe it could have gone either way. But honestly, ifI didn't lose that fight, I wanted to go on twenty five straight winsand man I want he is because, as I am right now, isprofession night. It helps show me that I'm not. You know, Iwas a cocky teenager. I thought I was immune everything, you know,which I believe almost every teenager believes in the hood, just like, Oh, I could do this, I could do down'm never get any trouble andthey're called never going to get hurt or anything. I'm I'm the best inthe world or whatever, and I finally got bested. I was like man, I really got to start training. When I finally started training, that'sthat's a maybe the first time today, and so the first post really didyou wonders and you're only lost Tuesday. Yeah, said it's it's been ahuge thing and honestly, I think I think fighters need to lose, likeyeah, you know, there's a flame floyd main, while there's an allthe other guys that are still indefeated. But Alas, helps you so much. It really depends on how you take it. For me, I tookit in a positive way of going, yeah, it's realistic, things goingto happen, but put reality into my life, going, if I don'ttrain the there's a better chance to get lose it. That's what happened thatday. For sure, I mean even Floyd Wasson as amateur car. Yeah, and look where we ended up. Yeah, exactly. So how didit come about that you got to sign with tight n FC as your firstpro contracting about that was and I really do say things happen for a reason. I went to rain, which is a country in the Middle East,very, very smile and I think it's the smallest country in the Middle East. It's called the diamond in the desert or the Pearl in the desert,and I ended up going there to sound of cage kids that the principal rainwas making his own professional amateur and maintain the amateurs are full bar Raini's andthe locals and the professional team. At the likes of frank yet your compute, the rebal beat office on Naket Chet, myself and a bunch of other guysthat weren't the world championships turn pro. Well, I wanted to voice andI got noticed by the the principal rain. You brought me in.That's from there and they're meeting electric man like man was it still is theowner. Time to see, he was a manager of Alexoda, which wasour team captain. There's a UC veteran and I end us for him byjust by chance and like a man's like this kid's pretty good. And thenlater on the day we all had a team practice and I'm messing around,no noble met off and taking him down on he's taking me down. Why? Having a lot of fun, just going back and forward plane and likes. Is a good dude. Who The hell is this kid? I wantto I want to sign them. Then he found out whole I was.He found out my resume, you know, a pioneer and Amateurman man all.He ended up give me a four fight contractor. From there, endedup being a champion in three fights. Then, yeah, just kept ongoing from there being a double weight class champion, be a multi defending champthree times total, and now today, because of them, I'm not justyou see farther, but now a seven time world then any champion here forsure. I remember just researching you and everybody was telling me like like short, you're supposed to be in the UFC, UFCUFC, and then that was thewhole thing. I remember every everybody was just waiting for you to makeyour UFC debut, and I finally happened in June. So how how didthat all come about? That's crazy, as I had nine last minute UFCcalls. Some of them were I couldn't take because I was injured, orsome of them were apparent actually packed out to fight me because they know,whatever the case, you know, some people are injured to some people werejust, you know, they're being fine,...

...happy and now training at time again. Things. Things all happen for reasons. So sadly I couldn't takethose fights and I had fights where I accept the food, you see,but then I ended up getting injured doing last weight cuts. So this lastone I was pumping up for thirty five pounds out fire. I had likemaybe a two month, three months like Nime. Limbols are like college isnow knowing what the Hell is going to happen next, they give me alast minute call on I'm twenty six pounds over the weight class. I go, Um, no, I'm not not doing a nine day weight cut.That's that's stupid. I yeah, well, I make the weight maybe, butI'm not going to perform. And then I talked to you know,my manutrition is nutrition, and he's like, dude, honestly, you can makethe way you're just you were bumped up some bigger. You just fat, like you're fine, you're in shape. You just you're not, you know, eating. It should be in I can do I can do itin nine days. You have to say. That's like tough. And I don'tknow how many times are going to keep giving you these calls and yougot nine last minute calls. More inevitably they're going to give you another lastNIG call on. Honestly, are you ever ready? Just be prepared.Let's take the skin. While saw all my pride, I was my team, I took the find, I got the win. Yeah, for sure. So so what was it like? Just being in the UFC atmosphere,like just making your debut, getting getting the crazy knock out? Everything thathappened is is a world wind. It was different where one. It seemedappropriate, though you know it's yeah, the last minute. I wasn't thebest forms in the world and it obviously was the outcome. Out So hopingto but he wins it, win. I'm happy at a bigger paycheck thanmy usual tight to see, and you know I have a big upcoming sightthat I'm super excited for. I just never had time to really know orprepare that I was fighting. You know, it's all the paper work, medicaltest, you know, the way to travel and and Oh, nowI'm fighting. Think I'm afraid about this part. You also it wasn't mybest force because of that, but I got to win and I was ableto do what I do best. I'm just happy that the UC likes eitherkeeping me in. You know, give me, give me another fight assoon as possible. Again, wasn't the call I was hoping for. Iwas hoping for a longer, you know, actual full training camp to let theEN show the world my my true scale. But Hey, you know, it's not like I wasn't training. I was definitely ready for this one. I'm just get the weight down last minute. I have a lot moretime to do it. So I'm happy. But if it was the right teampush from now, I would be where I'm at today. I officiallysay being bull see fighters freaking awesome. Everything Super Organize, everything is legit. You know, it's it's that you fee literally hold your hand for alot of the things, just to make sure that you're getting ready to fight. Yeah, for sure. I think. I think everyone did need to see, like fans and supporters of USC just need to see, like whatyou guys go through like before fighting, just because, like, yeah,like you said, like getting medical tested, like all that stuff. I thinkit'll be cool, like a cool vlog behind the scene stuff. Dude, it's it's a lot of work, mainly if you have nine days.Again, these fighters have two three months to do it. I had ninedays. So, yeah, he's Mackenzie turns, Darren tones, even yourold barrows this way. It's like, I have no excuse. The twentysix times. That's quarter of my weight in nine days. You had twothree months to get this all done and failed. Why? All they hadmore media. That's part of your job. You know, everything's organized. Youdon't have to say yes everything. It really is that much for problem. Trust me, people understand it. I had to deny interviews because thenI'm Missr yes man. Usually I had to deny interviews because I was likea man, I'm I'm exhausted, I really can't do so, and everyoneunderstood. That's part of the job. So for these people missing the weightthen just not being a professional fighter. It's Air Tour Sport. Yeah,for sure. So let's walk us through your knock out of Juror Brooks.That went by Wall at we were. Yeah, it's crazy is that?The first round obviously didn't go the best. I got dropped and and usually Igive you a first run anyway, since I like to come back myfirst day. I love powers, my opponent's power, strain, speed,all that, and I did, you know, say I got dropped.I just it was a great shotow wasn't expected, and the Kudos that.But after the first round my coach came up to me and none of themsaid anything about me get dropped because one cared. No one cared. Theyknow how I fight. They're literally like, Hey, you, you're going tostart trying now, like when the hell you're going to start fighting,because you're in a fight and this is the real deal, so what thehell? So I end up going out...

...there a second round. I startedto push the pace, start to do the usual me was the most technical. Bay Guy Started doing me and got into a clench. He decided togo for a takedown pick me up. Well, I knew he was gonnago for the slams. That's just what he likes do. He's big andflashy, won't. I want to counter that. It's not that I washoping to the knockout. I was hoping to scramble and landed a better positionso I can get around and take his back, which, no matter what, if you were to days and stuff or not, I would have gotthis back. But in college, if you get picked up like that,you climbed down the body parallel. I pushed my chest up against his back, so it kind of hard. I had locked my hands around his hipsso he could turn his body and well, he's still trying to force to throwhis arm, go over extend them. When he tried to put my legs, my legs pretty much brought the force down on top of his head. They knocked himself out. He ended up days of themself. I tookhis back and all Sadday. I had to finish a job and that's justpart of the sporting business, for sure. Did you know he was knocked out, like when you when you guys, when you guys fell on the ground? Yeah, I knew. He was days. I know feels likeyeah, out out, but he was definitely tasty. was definitely still kindof moving. Wasn't anything fast. Yeah, it was kind of like a term. But you know, again, it's part of my job to justistget it done and had to take the opportunity. For sure. What wasit like going viral Ya and fifty, because it's yeah, any publicity isgood publicity, which is fine because it brings more attention to name my nextfight. or it's the fact that when I win I had dominant plants.I have coming back man versity went. Yeah, I came back madversity.But to the normal average in the they stand, and I was educated asyou and I are. Just you know, the the higher tears that literally downfights. They're like, oh, shorty was get his mail buck kickedand he got lucky because the guys sign himself on his side of goase.You look at it that way. I don't look at it that way,but that's what most people do and that's that's how it came out in allthe new speeds, is that I got lucky and Jared Brooks is dumb fornot going to self out. So it's kind of a lose for both ofus. But again, my name is out there and I have something toproven my next sight because of it. For sure. I mean yeah,regardless I think it was just great that your name got out there. Butso you're fighting August fourth. You have see two hundred and twenty seven versusAlex Perez. He's twenty and for is, three losses by submission and one lostby decision, so he hasn't got knocked out yet. So how doyou see the fight playing out? Yeah, that's that's my goals. And notcome out. I don't know who he's fought stand up wise, buthe's yeah, I'm a guy that pushes forward, so to see. Ithink, honestly, it's going to be a great matchup because we're both young, hungry, you know, luck, you know, fighters and literally liketo make it a Mexican boxing match and I was going to move back andit's really who's going to move back first that I think is going to loosethe fight. You know, it's he's a good wrestler, I'm gonna Wrestler. We're both greats and the fighters, and I think that's going to bethe tail of the tape. That's is he gonna try to take this down, because that's that's not my goal. No matter if I'm winning or losing, the sand up, I want to keep staying and make it a fanentertaining fight. So you know, it's whoever gets backed at first. Ithink it's going to be the one that loses the fight. For me,that's that's just not a not a now it's not in my vocabulary. Ijust don't move back. That's never my thing. Even if I'm getting pushedin the face nice, never move back. I want to go forward and Iwant to be able to get a knocked out. When and even howyou can be fighting the night? Yeah, for sure. So how do youfeel? Have you been like studying him and been doing like film work? You know about him already. Yeah, you know he's he's definitely good fighter, someone to consider serious. He definitely pressed me. I was acold man. This guy's forced to be regular, fly with divisions. He'sfast, throws combinations, he switches it up high low and keeps goes tothe takedowns. He's great to find. Has A lot of jokes. Ithink everything a bottom. He's a great, great fighter, and need someone likeme to really post that out, and I'm I think it was thesame thing with Jared Brooks. He was a great fighter, but no onereally saw it because he was just one style. Kind of allowing him toopen up really shows everything. I think I'M gonna get Alex Furs Open upa little morehous with him wind the same thing with me. I think it'sa bigger strength for me because that's that's my tail the table. I liketo I like to staying, I like the trade and I come back froma versus. That's just my my you know, my way of fighting.If for sure. And what about? I saw the I know you foughta one, one hundred and thirty five, but it says that he's a Bantamweight. You think he's going to have a problem make it weight orno? Yeah, he did miss went...

...last fight given whatever reasons. Ithink he he blamed it on the airplane, on the flight. But you know, for me it's it's just another fight. If he wants to,you know, come in this way. Hey, I get twenty percent ofthe purse. If he comes in bigger than so be it. I'm again, I'm ready to fuck go over. I thought it thirty five, Ifought it twenty five and I was get ready to fight at forty five.So you know, I try with some of the best in the world andI feel that people are Trailssen's prepared me well enough to handle his speed,as power and you know, his his size. Yeah, I'm just excitedto see how he prepares to me. Yeah, for sure. So,were they trying to negotiate with you to fight out one hundred and thirty five, or or no? No, no, a hundred percent one hundred and twentyfive. There have been no negotiations or catch fight stuff me. Yeah, I really don't mind. That's part of the sport. But Hey,if you want to go catchwight, I I think it's a more fan entertainingfight because of it. You know, it's I want to fight regardless,and if I do catch wit, if he brings it up first, wellthen more than likely easier going to miss weight not fight because California is verystripped at that, or, you know, I just I don't get an opponent, I don't make a paycheck. So for me it's also the factthat if he wants one thirty and he'll be healthier at that way, it'sgonna be that much better of a fight and I think that the more standentertaining, for sure. So what's it going to be like? You're fineon you see two hundred and twenty seven sorts of pay per view event.How was it? Experience going to be amazing. It really is. Imean I used to treame a TJ and cups wants and so all these guys. It's a big reunion for me. Que Simona, Brett John's. We'reall to see contenders, you know, but Johnson's been the champion before Iwas at Bantam. Way Page your moves, the fine broad jobs, which ismy teammate. What Conos, the teammate of mine, to find onthe card, and I don't bunch of guys on just anti event. It'sI mean it's at the sleep center. We can say so. It's itis a huge, huge thing. It's first time in La, first timeat staple center. It's, you know, mask WORT GARDEN LA in Chicago.For me, on my three pinnacles so far, yeah, far ofmsgf on New York, but once I get those three, I think that'sthat's just perfection for me. That I think that we awesome. Plus,Alas, a Latino community majority, I think, and on the excite tosee all the Latin fans out there. For sure, you think will Browngonna go? What's you think? Will Bron is gonna go? We'll seeif the brown goes Le Bron goes. But I'm not a huge basketball found, not really used as the broad kind of general, so I'm just kindof like at whatever. Yeah, it's I'm in the sport. Where I'min the sport. Now we're celebrities. Enjoy watching us. Yeah, sothem seeing us as like, Oh, this is what, that's cool.This guy knows me, you know. So it's it's really cool to seeall these big names, you know, kind of kind of come to usnow, and I think that's really awesome. I know you just briefly mentioned theboat. Where do you training? Who Do you train with and combatdon't come on then. I also trade with American top team and cop inthe creek right now. That's that's where I'm am and dorms. Train withthese guys is like a military life. So, you know, we wakeup every morning, train, eat healthy, get in shape, train again,come upstairs, go to sleep and then Lupetea the same cycle again everysingle day in to our fight comes up and it's everything here is like theOlympic train center. Now we have everything take care of for us. AndYeah, I honestly it's a dream come true for any fighter. You wantto be at a place where you're surrounded by a bunch of people they're doingthe same thing as you are, so you know there's no bad no badinfluences here. Everyone's doing the same thing, everyone wants to achieve the same asyou, and that's gold. So you know, I'm you are madand I'm excited to see my head coach, Mass Abob Sharmer back from combat.Don't La with me, and you know we're going to have a greattime. preferred. Did you start your weight cut yet? Yeah, yeah, I'm definitely starting my weight cut. And you know, it's funny becausemy manager, called Man Goes A. I know it's not the time youwant it, but how about August fourth? I was like on, so you'retelling me I have more than twenty days to lose a little bit morethan twenty pounds compared to nine days and twenty six pounds. But yeah,yeah, I could do that. That that sounds fair. So it's gonnabe a brief from last weight. Yeah, what's definitely easier, and I getto I wouldn't say cheat a little bit, but I have a littlemore and I have to strict as much.

I think this one is low andI are already taken bets on you know, we'll wait. I'm goingto come in at check in and we'll wait. I'm going to come inat when I see him at his house at Jersey because I'll be in Jerseynext week. It in the way down and we'll go with them. Soit's it's all broken down, you know, down. So we're like a lotmore with this one. So definitely know you're ready for that one.So you're ready for some fun questions. Yeah, what's up? So what'son your playlist right now? Man, you know, for me my playlistis always it always has somewhere neither old intermedia or the or the new.Kanye West. Kanye West is my favorite artist, so he's always in there, no matter what playlists it is. Honestly, I can listen to andthat's pretty much his music for me. You like his new stuff? Yeah, I like his new stuff. I prefer a lot of the old classicaljust show vibes of of music where it's a little more lyrical. But youknow, honestly, it's The Times change and just like anything, you know, this goes awesome, but eventually I had to die as well. Sosame thing with some of these classic songs from the S. that's a there. You know, there is a little more trapped to there is a littlemore about, you know, women, drugs and violence against so be it, but it's he's he's just gone with the generation and I believe it's workof all for me. Yeah, I like the Old Kanya. So whatare the sports? Are You inswer? Yes, I too. I soundpretty boring, but I'm not too into two sports. Even as a childI always been the person that like playing sports compared to watch the sports.So, you know, yeah, I used to watch football, baseball,that's stuff my family, but I never got into it. For me,I love watching fighting, I love watching MMA, boxing, all these tournamentsstyle stuff, and I love training. So I'm always you know, peopleask me, like what I like to do for fun of was like asleep, if I can sleep eating drain, because it's all I've been doing soI've been four years old. It's just been yea, I'll trying tobe as productive as possible and trying to just enjoy myself as as much asI can and my own personal craft through do you? But you play anyvideo games or now? I used to play a lot, man, youknow, when I was a teenager, he spoil, a halo and gears, all stuff. But you know, as I got older, as Istart being more than a fighter, I had the game systems, I havethe Games and I love them all with man, so tired all the time. Like our friends play Games, I get upstairs in my taking that.So for me I bought into the ton those switch and I'm still on,you know, Zell Tho's breath of the while trying to finish that game everyevery airplane flight I'm on. And then something that's portable. Yeah, I'mwaiting for the POKEMON game to come out to switch a mute vocal mouth fans. So just enjoying myself and waiting for Super Smash Broz to come out aswell. I think that's going to be an exciting get. Yeah, forsure. What about, you know, if you're in the UFC game,like as a downloadable career? No, yeah, but that's something that,you know, is a goal of my ti. Have two goals in mylife. Want is to be to be an acti figure or a bobblehood,and another one is to be in a video game, and I think thatbe just, you know, a check. You know, one of my oneof my really good friends is curtis blades, and him and I started, yeah, and I lay together and he ended up, you know,finally, keep being a DLC and the or an update at least, andyou'll see video games. I'm like, man, I want to be DALCevery freaking also right that definitely want to just being added update. They reallyreally cool and just a dreaming true. Yeah, I'm sure you will besoon and I know you traveled a lot of places. What's your favorite placeto travel so far? My favorite place has been, and this is allfor fights, my favorite place has been fallsig Wi, super zough. It'sbeen a very beautiful place. One of the natural ones is the world.The waterfall there is like there's the movie Avatar, where's much waterfalls. Island. That's promis what it is. It's made of made up of two hundredplus waterfalls and it's actually bigger. It's like three or four times bigger thanagapolts. So that place was awesome. We got to go Whitewater rafting withthe Piranhas, which was scary fun at the same time. I got togo repelling down one of the mounds there,...

...and I mean falls the polls theywill see was awesome. I I also want to hold medows there forthe pain American Games. I got to be so many different people from SouthAmerica. I really was awesome, awesome experience and no, definitely want togo to place again. Yeah, it sounds sounds incredible. What about wouldyou ever fight in a pro boxing match? Yeah, you know, it's crazy, because that's that's all my father's I'm going to do. He's likethat, like you kicking so much. It's like Dad, I do karate. You should have like what you think and used to playfy all the timewhen I was a kid in boxing was just my biggest strength, and he'syou should be a professional box like Miguel Coto. I'll get the AI followyour laying route to a mexing Puerto Rican. You do the best of both worlds. Yeah, you could be a combined fighter of both, and Ijust ended up enjoying a male little more of a man. I can stepin that box and ring with some of the professionals I would love to doso. I mean I've trained with former world boxing champions, I've trained withcurrent world boxing champions that travel people getting ready for huge cards, and it'sbeen an awesome experience. I can tell you. The sport is definitely verydifferent and the press is definitely, you know, a whole new level,but it's this is why my box is better and I made this why Ilike to send it trade, because I want to believe it's more find entertainingand to I know I have discover to do it. Sure, I gottwo more for you. Now you go. Do you have any dream matchups,O man. Yeah, I definitely obviously would like to fight one ofthe best poo fighters in the wall, which is the beachers Johnson. Ijust want to test my skill and so I think one of my dream matchupsthat I really would like to do is against one of the best pompound fightersin the world, is to Beatris Johnson. He's a phenomenal fighters, been thebest fly wing history and even one of the best champions in history becauseit's most titled Defenses. I mean he's been so dominant at the right class. I think just be fun to test my skills to see where I' Mattwhether I'm better, I need to improve on some stuff or whatever the casemay be. But he's a pinnacle of the sport and that's where I wantto be, and I think that's a huge dream matchup. And then also, I think, another be against him, Eliot. You know, to makesense if easy, you know, technically ranked above me. So bythe time it comes back and love to fight head. He was the TIGHTASE champ before I took his vacant belt. Yeah, you know, he endedup moving up to the ultimate fighter and he couldn't have send the belt, so they vacated it and I was able to take it from them andthat's that's awesome. But I want to see if he was still around.We had the makedown, this food champ who would have been the other stoodworld champion, exiting to see for sure. What about? Could you tell mesomething people might not know about you? Wow, I want to know.I'm short, kind a big head. Let's see, small body, mI don't know what if something people don't know about me. It's acrazy thing is I really do put myself out there and yeah, I Inever leave anything from the fans. Even even in my social media post,like I'll put out some realistic depressing self out there and go hey, man, you guys want to do the sport, this is part of the sport.Yeah, here's me bleeding, here's me crying after a fight, eventhough I want here's this me broken and bruise bad or whatever the case maybe. So, yeah, I really leave myself open everybody and let everyoneknow that his rooms can be and you know, I want to be thehopefully one day the people's champion, show that you know, if I cando it, whatever struggle I'm going through, there's no secrets in my life andsocial media. I want people to know that you want to be ableto do it. Here's here's a small example part of do it, forsure. It's definitely definitely some real stuff right there. All right, soI appreciate you having you on the show and if you want to shout outin anybody and tell people where they could follow you on social media. Yeah, I definitely have a lot of sponsors and so many more. Definitely takeanother half hours. I don't it take its time, but I appreciate allmy sponsors and everyone helped me out it really does. The word to meand I wouldn't be around that today. What I don't help, and that'swhy I always you say we can, we will together. We are teamshorty, because I don't do this by myself. I'd be an occasional myselfand everyone's, you know, hold my hand and pushed me along, youknow, along the way, and I'm at where I'm at because of people. But if people want to follow me Instagram, Pos a shorty tours,twitter, shorty tours, hundred two five says still close a shorty tours,quotations around the word shorty, and if...

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