Munoz promises strong comeback in next UFC fight
MANILA, Philippines – Although devastated by his knockout defeat to his friend Lyoto Machida, Filipino-American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Mark Muñoz vowed to come back strong from his loss.
The California-based Filipino got clipped with a left kick to the head in the first round of his UFC Fight Night match with Machida, which sent him to the ground and prompted the referee to immediately stop the fight.
“I dunno where it takes me… I'm just gonna go back, work harder,” said Muñoz of his loss during the post fight press conference.
Although he did not bare his future plans, Muñoz assured that he will get something positive out of his situation.
“This is another adversity I'm facing, but hey, that's what builds champions. Champions face adversities. That's how I look at it,” he said.
Muñoz was supposed to battle Michael Bisping but an eye injury forced the British fighter to bail out a month before the fight.
This set the stage for Machida's middleweight debut, as the Japanese-Brazilian agreed to step in for the ailing Bisping.