Heading into his fight with Tim Boetsch, we showed you the body transformation Mark Munoz went through in all of its glory. But, it’s one thing to get in great shape and cut the fat, and it’s another to get in a fight with Tim Boetsch after a year layoff that featured multiple surgeries and mental setbacks. We all knew Mark Munoz was a rising contender in the middleweight division, but his injuries piled up, and then he piled on the pounds, which led to a sluggish performance against Chris Weidman.
At UFC 162, Munoz stepped back into the Octagon and had something to prove:
“I thought to myself, whoa, this is what it’s like to be in a fight again.” Munoz said. “No ring rust, I could’ve (gone) another three rounds. I was in great shape. I wanted people to see that I was improved. I wanted to show people how different I was from fighting Weidman the first time.”
And he did look different, especially physically, but when it really comes down to it: Munoz looked like his old self on the ...