One of the top middleweight contenders Mark Muñoz (12-3) played with the idea of moving up to light heavyweight because he didn't want to challenge current champion and friend Anderson Silva (33-4). Muñoz, who debuted for the UFC as a light heavyweight, has since found his place at 185 pounds.
"Since I went down to middleweight I feel at home and made it among the world's best in this division," said Muñoz to TATAME. "To move up to the light heavyweight category today, I would have to change many things. It's the kind of thing I do not want to worry now."
Muñoz was considered by many the next to challenge for the middleweight title until he was defeated by Chris Weidman (9-0) at UFC on Fuel TV this past July. After the fight, Muñoz said he went in with a foot injury and would not make the same mistake again.
It's not known against whom or when Muñoz will return.
Popular VideoThis young teenage singer was shocked when Keith Urban invited her on stage at his concert. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true.
- Paul Daley Arrested, Barred From Entering U.S.; Bellator Cancels January Fight
- Junior Dos Santos Doesn’t Mind Holiday Training
- UFC 155 Results And Live Coverage This Saturday, Current Card
- Program Reminder: Countdown To UFC 155 Debuts Tonight At 11 PM ET
- José Aldo Is Conflicted On His Next Move
- Dan Hardy: TUF Cast Is Becoming The Jersey Shore
- Anthony Pettis On Beating Benson Henderson
- Brad Pickett On Who Deserves The Next Bantamweight Title Shot
Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline.