Mark Muñoz is an ex-UFC fighter who fought against the likes of Loyoto Machida and Chris Wideman, and has even beaten Demian Maia back in 2011. He retired in 2015 and became a high school wrestling coach in Anaheim (California).
However, he has recently been placed on administrative leave by the Fairmont School, where he was a coach since September 2020… After allegedly allowing two students to settle their differences by putting on boxing gloves and fighting against each other.
Muñoz claims that he would have never allowed for such a thing to happen. He issued a statement via MMA Junkie:
With every ounce of who I am, I desire to be a positive influence on kids. To teach kids to be the very best wrestlers, to speak loudly against bullying. And to honor my Lord Jesus Christ.
There are thousands of wrestlers who I have coached that would affirm those truths from first-hand experience. Under no circumstance would I encourage kids to settle a dispute through fighting.
Muñoz is known as one of the nicest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts and in the history of the UFC. He was even responsible for an anti-bullying campaign that took place in Los Angeles, back in 2017; which was covered by the Los Angeles Times.