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Miguel Angel Torres cut by UFC for offensive tweet

Miguel Angel Torres, the WEC bantanweight champion, throws

Miguel Angel Torres, the WEC bantanweight champion, throws out the first pitch at the White Sox-Rays game on July 23, 2009. Photo by Matt Erickson, The Times of Northwest Indiana. Photo Credit: Matt Erickson, The Times of Northwest Indiana

Miguel Angel Torres looked like the Torres of old in last fight at UFC 139 in San Jose on Nov. 19.

And now, here on Dec. 8, it turns out it was just that -- his last fight in the UFC.

Torres was released from the promotion Thursday after posting a tweet that is offensive and insensitive to women on his verified Twitter account on Wednesday.

"There’s absolutely nothing I could say to make any sense of that," UFC president Dana White told SI.com, who broke the story. "And the fact that he even thinks that’s funny or that’s a joke, it disturbs me. It bothers me. Again, you’re dealing with a guy that’s a smart guy, that owns his own business, that’s been one of the top fighters in the world forever. And I cut him today. He’s no longer with the UFC."

UFC is one of the few sports that publicly sports its athletes tweeting at any time, be it minutes before or after a fight. They even offer quarterly bonuses of around $5,000 to their best tweeters.

With that comes what we saw with Torres, a former WEC champion who once won 20 straight fights. His Twitter feed is typically irreverant and unique. Most of his followers would be amused at most of the things he tweets.

"I cannot defend Miguel Torres," White said. "I cannot defend what he said. What he said makes no sense other than when he says, “It was a joke.” Well, I don’t think that’s a funny joke. I think it’s disturbing."

But even with a 140-character limit, trouble can still arise. Just ask these celebrities whose situations ran amok because of things they made public on Twitter.

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