It appears Mark Munoz is a fan of fight club or just letting kids solve their problems the old fashion way…by boxing.
On Tuesday, TMZ Sports reported that former UFC fighter Munoz was placed on administrative leave after letting two students with a problem with each other box. Munoz accepted the job to be the high school wrestling coach at Fairmont Private Schools in Anaheim, CA in 2020
According to TMZ’s report, “two students got into an argument on the playground and then went to Munoz — who we’re told was not made aware of the tiff — to ask if they could put on boxing gloves and settle things. The 44-year-old, allowed the scrap to happen — but we’re told the ex-UFC fighter believed the impromptu boxing match was more jovial than violent.”
“We’re told, one of the boys’ parents was outraged about the scrap and went to administration over it all. A school spokesperson declined to get into the specifics of the allegations against Munoz but did confirm the coach has been placed on administrative leave through the end of this school year and will not have his contract picked up once it ends. [He] will not be returning to campus,” the spokesperson said.”
Munoz is considered to be one of the best wrestlers to ever compete in MMA, winning an NCAA National Championship in 2001. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” retired from the sport in 2015 after winning his final fight against Luke Barnett in the Philippines – something that most fighters don’t get the chance to do. Munoz fought a who’s who in the middleweight during his time with the UFC, including Chris Weidman, Chris Leben, Gegard Mousasi, Lyoto Machida, and Demian Maia.