Mark Munoz, a former UFC fighter, has been put on administrative leave from his high school wrestling coach position.
Mark was asked to take leave after allowing pupils to box each other in order to resolve a beef.
Mark Munoz is a former professional mixed martial artist from Japan who last participated in the UFC’s Middleweight category. Munoz was a professional fighter from 2007 until 2015, and he formerly fought for the WEC.
Munoz took a position as a high school wrestling coach at Fairmont Private Schools in Anaheim, California. He started teaching there in September 2020. However, things went wrong for Munoz there lately.
According to people close to Munoz, two kids got into a fight on the playground. Then they went to Munoz to beg if they could put on boxing gloves and settle things.
Munoz permitted the brawl to take place. However, the ex-UFC fighter felt the impromptu boxing bout was more lighthearted than aggressive.
One of the boys’ parents was furious by the brawl and took the matter to the administration.
A school representative refused to comment on the claims against Munoz. He did clarify that the coach has been put on administrative leave until the end of the school year and that his contract would not be renewed after it expires.
The representative said, “[He] will not be returning to campus.”
Munoz had previously been a big hit at the school.
Munoz competed in the UFC from 2009 until 2015, fighting alongside fighters like as Maia, Chris Weidman, and Lyoto Machida before retiring.
Munoz was dubbed “one of the nicest guys in MMA” throughout his career. He was even officially ranked No. 1 during an episode of “UFC Tonight” for his contributions to both the sport of MMA and his local community.