ONE Championship: No End In Sight For Jomary Torres As She Vows To Get Elusive Win
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 12, 2019 04:41 PM
"Now, there’s a lot of things on my mind and that’s why I wasn’t really focused. But that’s not an excuse, I need to refocus." (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
Jomary "The Zamboanginian Fighter" Torres may still be in high spirits, but she knows she has to immediately find ways to arrest her losing slide in ONE Championship.
Torres dropped her third-straight bout following a first-round submission defeat at the hands of China's Lin "MMA Sister" Heqin at ONE: REIGN OF VALOR last Friday, 8 March.
Torres successfully went for a takedown after a few exchanges of strikes in round one. However, the contest went downhill for her as she got caught in a triangle choke.
The Filipina warrior tried to escape the submission attempt, but the pressure proved too much forcing her to wave the white flag at the 4:12 mark of the opening round.
The heartbreaking loss dropped her record to 4-3, while Lin improved to 9-2-1.
"After this, I have no choice but to train hard so in the next bouts I’ll have a chance to win," told the Catalan Fighting System representative. "Now, there’s a lot of things on my mind and that’s why I wasn’t really focused. But that’s not an excuse, I need to refocus."
Torres was previously regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in ONE Championship's talent-filled women's atomweight division.
She kicked off her campaign in the world's largest martial arts organization with impressive wins over the likes of Rika "Tiny Doll" Ishige and Team Lakay's April Osenio.
She ultimately stumbled on her way to the top, failing to fulfill the promise of a once fledgling career.
But Torres remains optimistic as she vows to bounce back and start all over again in her quest to reach the pinnacle of the sport.
"I’m still going to train hard. I know that I still have a lot of shortcomings in all of it, striking, grappling and jiu-jitsu," she admitted.