Mark Munoz Retires Following Decisive Win

Published on May 17th, 2015 5:28 am EST

Mark Munoz retired earlier tonight after destroying Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber.

Munoz, who won via unanimous decision, won in typical Mark Munoz fashion - he used his strong wrestling to neutralize the attack from Luke Barnatt and was able to successfully feed off of a partisan hometown crowd in Pasay, Philippines. There was no doubt when the fight went to the scorecards and Munoz was declared the winner in his final UFC fight.

Munoz gave a touching retirement speech after the fight and thanked all of his fans, the UFC and everybody else who has touched his life. Munoz, who recently sold his gym in the United States, has said that he wants to help Filipino athletes become better wrestlers.

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With his victory today, Mark Munoz retires with a professional MMA record of 14-6. Though he lost 4 of his last six fights as a professional, Munoz certainly has nothing to be ashamed of as he lost to the likes of Gegard Mousasi, Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman. Munoz also beat some top talent during his stint with the UFC, including the likes of Demian Maia, Tim Boetsch and CB Dollaway.

Munoz came close to getting a shot at the Middleweight title, as he was involved in a title contender eliminator match against Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs Weidman in July of 2012. Weidman completely dominated Munoz in the fight and would end up defeating Anderson "The Spider" Silva to win the Middleweight title. Munoz would finish his last five fights in the UFC with a record of 2-3.

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Munoz is widely regarded as being one of the nicest and most respectful athletes in the UFC. Many top UFC fighters have taken the opportunity to train with Munoz and he is held in very high regard by practically the entire roster. Don't be surprised to see Munoz end up as a wrestling coach with a top MMA camp or college in the United States.


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