His stunning knockout win over Mark Munoz is what propelling Chris Weidman to a middleweight title shot. For different reasons, both athletes waited on the shelf before turning to action. Weidman captured the middleweight title from Anderson Silva and Munoz dominated Tim Boetsch on route to a decision win. Now that Weidman is the champion, Munoz would not only like to avenge that loss, but could also win the middleweight title at the same time. Although the first fight was quite decisive, Mark Munoz is confident in himself should he get his much desired rematch:
The goal for essentially every fight in the sport is to one day became a world champion, and despite his age of 35, Munoz is no different and is already eyeing a future rematch with Weidman.
"You saw the real Mark Munoz tonight," Munoz said on the UFC 162 post-fight show on FUEL TV. "And having said that, I want that title. I want that belt and I think I can definitely beat Chris Weidman."
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