Mark Munoz will headline the UFC's fourth FUEL TV event in July, as he returns from elbow surgery to take on fellow middleweight prospect Chris Weidman. However, talk of Hector Lombard moving into a possible title shot ahead of Munoz has caused a bit of an issue.
"Hector Lombard? Shoot, I got respect for that guy. He's a good fighter," said Munoz, in a recent interview with AllElbows.com. "But, I've been in this organization for over two years and I've been earning my stripes. He needs to do the same. So this fight against Brian Stann, should he win it, I don't think he deserves a title shot."
Munoz is on a four-fight win streak, but was forced out of a planned No. 1 contender match with Chael Sonnen earlier this year when it was determined he needed surgery to fix his elbow. He added, "Now I feel like I deserve that fight should I win against Chris Weidman."
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