MARK Munoz says there’s no itch to return to fighting, 100 days after his last bout in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Filipino-American noted in a piece he wrote on theplayerstribune.com that it has been good being out of competition, getting to spend more time with family including touring colleges where his daughter could be attending.
He recently returned to the gym to train but Munoz, now 37, ruled out a comeback.
On the topic of getting an itch to return to the octagon, Munoz wrote:
“No. Not at all. I still love the sport and I’m enjoying seeing a lot of my UFC mates in action. I’m definitely a fan and looking forward to the next big event coming up between Demetrius Johnson and John Dobson. This fight is going to be action-packed and very fast-paced. I’m also looking forward to Frank Mir and Andre Arlovski, two massive heavyweights who are very skilled. Although I’ll always be a big UFC fan, I’m making good on my word and I know that May 16 was my last time in the Octagon.
Munoz won his final bout in UFC Fight Night Manila, against Luke Barnatt, to the delight of home fans.
Wins like that and other huge challenges hurdled in eight years in the UFC was enough for the Fil-Am fighter, who notes he won’t regret not claiming a title belt.
“I’m also at peace with this. I’ve had a great career. I was fortunate to be able to provide for my family and being a UFC fighter opened so many doors for me. Most importantly, I have precious treasures at home that mean more to me than anything else in this world.”
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