ORLANDO, Fla. – Every once in a while, a UFC media day will feature a surprise guest. Thursday, that guest was Canelo.
It wasn’t Canelo Alvarez, though the timing was good since Alvarez had that day booked his rematch with Gennady Golovkin. Instead, it was Tecia Torres’ 13-week-old toy chihuahua puppy named after Canelo Alvarez in tow with her when she met the media.
Little Canelo had been with Torres and fiancee Raquel Pennington on Wednesday at the open workouts for UFC on FOX 28, where Torres (10-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) on Saturday will meet Jessica Andrade (17-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in a co-main event that likely will determine the next fighter in the pecking order for a title shot in the women’s strawweight division.
Torres said the puppy was a Valentine’s Day gift earlier this month from Pennington, but joked he may have been more for Pennington than her. It’s the Colorado-based couple’s seventh dog.
Torres co-headlines UFC on FOX 28 on Saturday at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The card airs on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Check out video of Torres with Canelo above.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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