When Mark Muñoz (12-3) looks back at his loss to Chris Weidman (9-0), he points to injuries and how it was the wrong time to take on a fight.
“That fight that I just fought, I kind of took it too early,” said Muñoz to BJPenn.com. “I was fighting a number of injuries. I don’t want to make any excuses, but he caught me with an elbow as I was just finding my groove.”
Weidman defeated Muñoz via KO in round two at UFC on Fuel TV in July 2012. Prior to the fight, Muñoz was on a four fight win streak in the UFC and last fought in November 2011. Before the defeat, some thought he was next to challenge for the middleweight championship.
Muñoz’s next fight in unknown, but he has no problem fighting UFC newcomer Hector Lombard (31-3-1-1 NC).
“You know Hector Lombard has been talking a lot about me,” said Muñoz. “So I don’t mind fighting him. I know he’s upset about what I said about him. I didn’t want to disrespect him at all. I didn’t want to disrespect him. He’s a very good fighter, but if he wants to go, we can go.”