Munoz vs. Leben will be the main event of the night, and will become the first non-title fight five-round affair. The match could also go a long way in determining a future contender to UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
For Munoz, he just enjoys the thrill of fighting. After claiming an NCAA Division I wrestling championship while at Oklahoma State University, Munoz ventured into the MMA world as a relative newcomer to the sport.
“I do work extremely hard,” said Munoz, in a recent interview with the UFC’s website. “When I have something in my sights I basically put blinders on like race horses. I don’t let anything hold me back. A lot of my training partners say, ‘You over train, Munoz.’ But I feel like if you’re not over-training, then you’re not training.”
“I’m a fan of Chris Leben. I like how that dude fights. He is so exciting and our fight is going to be doubly exciting,” Munoz said. “I throw bombs and he throws bombs. I like being in the first five-round non-title fight, I love it. But a fight’s a fight. I don’t think this is going to go five rounds, but I definitely will be prepared if it goes five rounds.”
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