Found September 27, 2013 on hov-mma:
Lyoto Machida's middleweight debut will come a little earlier than planned, and his new opponent, Mark Munoz, holds a more coveted spot in the current pecking order inside of the division he's now chosen to be part of. Earlier this evening ESPN broke the news that Michael 'The Count' Bisping will be unable to perform next month in Manchester due to complications with his eye, the same eye that he received surgery on due to a detached retina following his victory over Alan Belcher this past Spring. Bisping was quickly replaced by Lyoto Machida , who was originally scheduled to take on Tim Kennedy in Fort Campbell, Kentucky as the main attraction for the UFC's 3rd Fight for the Troops Event . Instead, Machida will now face Donkey Punch mastermind Mark Munoz. Prior to his dominant victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162, Munoz went through a layoff of almost a year after a loss to Chris Weidman that was so bad he "... went into a depression and was kind of like one of Austin Powers' characters in his movie. I [Munoz] ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate." Munoz now has a month or so to come up with a gameplan for one of the most interesting and dangerous puzzles in our sport . A win for Lyoto puts him one step closer to becoming the 3rd two division champion in UFC history. A win for Munoz gets him one step closer to being granted an opportunity to exact revenge upon the man who currently holds the gold, Chris Weidman. It would also guarantee that Munoz wouldn't go through another one of his Fat Bastard phases. image via bodykore

Lyoto Machida Gets Some Sparring In

It surprises me a bit that Machida has ever piece of protection on his body but no headgear. Testament to how hard he is to hit I guess… Lyoto Machida goes grocery shopping Lyoto Machida finishes up a BJJ session

Mark Munoz Takes Some Time To Respond To Fan Mail

Munoz is a smart man and he realizes the more fans you have the bigger fights you will get. Mark has always been known as an incredibly personable and friendly guy so it is no surprise seeing him spending some time answering fan mail. Mark Munoz spends some time impacting America’s youth Mark Munoz enjoys some lunch

Mark Munoz Spends Some Time Impacting America’s Youth

Middleweight contender Mark Munoz takes some time out of his busy schedule to visit Stoneybrooke Middle School. Here Mark is shown signing autographs but I have no doubt he did everything he could during his time with the kids to impart some great words of wisdom and motivation to the middle-schoolers.  Mark Munoz enjoys some lunch Luke Rockhold breaks down Munoz vs Bisping

UFC NEWS: Bisping Injures Eye Machida now Faces Munoz

According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Michael The Count Bisping has injured his eye and will not be able to compete against Mark Munoz:  The two were set to compete in the main event of UFN in Manhester, England, Bisping’s hometown.  he was expected to be the main draw for the card.  Now, on short notice, […]

Mike Bisping out of his fight against Mark Munoz, in is Lyoto Machida

News just came through the social media universe that Michael Bisping is OUT of his scheduled fight later next month in London against Mark Munoz and IN is Lyoto Machida, karate master and new-to-the-middleweight division former champion. Well, this is a huge fight for both men. I kind of wish I was seeing Bisping vs. Machida, but I guess I will take this as well. As we all know...

Bisping out with injury, Machida in against Munoz at UFC Fight Night

The injury bug strikes again. On Friday, it was announced an injury has forced Michael Bisping out of next month’s critical scrap against Mark Munoz. As we all know full well, the Octagon waits for no man as Lyoto Machida (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute at UFC Fight Night 30. Munoz ended his year-long hiatus in impressive fashion by dominating Tim Boetsch at UFC 162...

Lyoto Machida Goes Grocery Shopping

Good thing Lyoto can save money by producing his own Urine…. Lyoto Machida finishes up a BJJ session Check out all fighter video blogs at

Michael Bisping Out With Eye Injury, Lyoto Machida Faces Mark Munoz At UFC Fight Night 30

The UFC announced that Michael Bisping is out with an eye injury and Lyoto Machida will replace Bisping and face Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30. Bisping had suffered a detached earlier this year and had complications with the eye in training and therefore had to bow out of the fight. is reporting that Bisping will not need corrective surgery, but...

‘UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Munoz’ Bout Order Finalized

The 12-bout lineup for the Octagon’s return to Manchester has been finalized. “UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Munoz” takes place October 26 inside Manchester Arena in England. A pivotal middleweight shootout between Mark Munoz (pictured) and Michael Bisping headlines the gig. A lightweight scrap with Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson serves as the co-main event. The UFC’s Facebook...

Lyoto Machida Replaces Injured Bisping For UFC Fight Night 30 Bout With Tim Kennedy

  Michael Bisping (24-5) has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 30 bout with Mark Munoz (13-3), after suffering a detached retina which is likely to keep him out of action for 4-6 months. With the card, set to be held in Manchester, England, now lacking star power in Bisping’s absence, the UFC […]
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