Top 10 middleweight Mark Munoz is coming off one of the most lopsided beatings of 2012, a KO loss to Chris Weidman, and has since been looking for a fight with Hector Lombard to get back on track. Unfortunately for the Filipino Wrecking Machine, he suffered a foot injury in training preparing for the Weidman fight. For now it certainly puts him out of action for the rest of the year, but depending on the severity of the injury, Munoz could be out of action for a calendar year. Fight Hub TV has the details:
Marcos Villegas caught up with Munoz today at The Reign Training Center and it was revealed that the "Filipino Wrecking Machine" could potentially be out for almost a year due to injuries sustained before his Chris Weidman fight last month in San Jose.
"I hurt my foot training for the Weidman fight; I was training with Jason (Miller) inside the cage and my foot got caught. I am not sure if it is broken. I will be getting an official MRI tomorrow and I will know. I just hope they do not have to break it in order for it to heal properly as it has somewhat started to heal."
Munoz also said later in the interview that he had a heavy weight cut, dropping 30 pounds in 1.5 months.
If Munoz's injury is serious (and hopefully it's not), it will definitely add another twist in the quest for a title shot against Anderson Silva. While Munoz probably is some distance from a title fight after the Weidman beating, he could be even further back with the progression of Alan Belcher, Tim Boetsch, Brian Stann, and others. For now it's a wait-and-see both for his title chances and his injured foot.