Munoz: 'I kind of fell into depression' after loss to Weidman


The injury rate in mixed martial arts is often remarked up, with cuts and twisted knees forcing the juggling of cards right up to the final week. But the human psyche is another part of the body, and it, too, is subject to injury. Ben Fowlkes from MMA Junkie relates Mark Munoz struggle to recover mentally after the loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on FUEL TV 4 last year.

Ff you see Munoz now, as he's ramping up for a bout with Tim Boetsch at UFC 162 this summer, you'd never guess he'd spent the better part of the past year in a deep, dark psychological hole.

Munoz can admit how bad things were back then. "I kind of went into a depression," he told

"So then when I lost and in the fashion that I lost, that was the low point right there. After that it took me about a week to say, 'What are you doing? Dust off the cobwebs, just stop thinking about it, and move on.'"

Only when he tried to move on, some bad news made it even harder. His doctor told him he'd broken his fourth and fifth metatarsal, Munoz said. He could be out for up to a year.

"That was the straw that broke the camel's back right there," Munoz said.

"It killed me for six months not to do anything," Munoz said. "... For a guy like me just not to do anything, it put me in a tailspin. ... I ate because I was sad and I was sad because I ate. That was the thing."

"I wouldn't say sports builds character; I'd say character is revealed through sport... I think adversity is the dust that polishes the diamond. It's a bump in the road for me. It's part of my story. Now I'm back on the horse and I'm riding again."

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FunDeath4u site profile image  

5/5/13 11:39 AM by FunDeath4u

Don't be sad, go eat something. you know you're hungry.

vazzo site profile image  

5/4/13 7:22 AM by vazzo

Lmao sad panda

uniquetechnique site profile image  

5/4/13 4:44 AM by uniquetechnique

He's Filipino , his Mom is just letting him eat more Filipino food, like Lumpia and Pansit. I gain weight eating my Moms Filipino food too

2xAA site profile image  

5/4/13 2:38 AM by 2xAA

truth is he needs to take down guys and donkey kong them....thats what he's WAS known and loved forhe fell in love with knock people out standing....and forgot what he's really fucken good at

ender852 site profile image  

5/4/13 2:02 AM by ender852

Fucking chuck norris

JoeMimic site profile image  

5/4/13 1:54 AM by JoeMimic

I won't say anything bad about Munoz dude didn't have anything but positive shit to say after Leben's shit came out after their fight. Hope he comes out and fights to his full ability against Boetsch.

8 Years 6 SherdogAccountsLater site profile image  

5/4/13 1:53 AM by 8 Years 6 SherdogAccountsLater

I just dont remember that much hype when he came to the UFC.  I havent seen the fight since it was live but I remember him looking very average against Chuck Grigsby until the KO     Mark does seem like a great guy though, his chick wrote a really nice article about the adversity he overcame years ago.  Does anyone have a link to it?

FightFanUK site profile image  

5/4/13 1:39 AM by FightFanUK

haha mine was -    but then i started to feel bad cause mark seems like a good guy.

Rabid Bunyip site profile image  

5/4/13 12:55 AM by Rabid Bunyip

Title made me think of

NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

5/4/13 12:39 AM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

He started eating well BEFORE the Weidman fight