Mark Munoz is currently nursing some injuries before he can schedule his next fight in the UFC.

This according to Munoz’s manager Mike Roberts of MMA Inc., who says that the former NCAA champion needed some time to heal after his loss to Chris Weidman at UFC on Fuel 4 earlier this summer.

“Mark’s nursing through some injuries right now. He obviously had the cut on his forehead and we later found out that he had a small fracture in his foot, and he’s still having some elbow problems from the surgery,” Roberts revealed when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio.

“So he’s rehabbing, taking some time to heal his body, and I think you’ll see him at some point by the end of the year.”

The loss to Weidman snapped Munoz’s four-fight win streak, but he’s looking forward to rebuilding in the middleweight division when the time is right for his return.

One potential fight that would seem to be on the horizon is a showdown with former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard.

Prior to his UFC debut in July, Lombard took exception to some comments Munoz had made about him and couldn’t express enough how much he wanted to fight him in the future.

Well, according to Munoz’s manager, they’ve yet to be approached by the UFC for that fight, but if they want it to happen, it will happen.

“That fight’s never even been brought up to us, so it’s not a fight that we’d be looking to get. Because Hector had some personal issues with Mark for whatever reason, which shocked me because anybody that knows Mark, loves Mark, even if you’re going to compete against him,” Roberts said about Lombard.

“But Hector took some shots on Mark as well, but Mark just wants to fight whoever the UFC deems. Who they want him to fight is who he’s going to fight.”

Whether Lombard will get his wish to face Munoz remains to be seen.

To hear the entire interview with Mike Roberts or any others make sure to check out MMAWeekly Radio every Monday-Thursday.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC: No serious injuries despite hobbled Jorgensen, Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 78

  • 4 days ago

MONTERREY, Mexico – As bad as they looked, the kicks that took UFC bantamweight Scott Jorgensen and featherweight Diego Sanchez didn’t produce serious injuries, the promotion confirmed following Satu read news >>

Valerie Letourneau: The Midnight Call & Disgusting Hector Lombard Ban (UFC 193 Scrum Video)

  • 13 days ago

Valerie Letourneau faces the biggest fight of her career when she challenges Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight championship in the UFC 193 co-main event. read news >>

'Cro Cop' maintains retirement was due to injuries, admits to using growth hormone

  • 13 days ago

Mirko Filipovic had the dubious honor of becoming the first UFC fighter to be flagged for a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation, but the MMA legend is maintaining the situation is a b read news >>

Valerie Letourneau on USADA nix of Hector Lombard corner: The job is done

  • 14 days ago

MELBOURNE, Australia – UFC welterweight Hector Lombard will not be in Valerie Letourneau’s corner for Saturday’s UFC 193 event, but he will be watching from the stands, Letourneau said today.Filed un read news >>

UFC Fight Night 77’s Kevin Souza wants a top-five opponent with win

  • 18 days ago

UFC featherweight Kevin Souza said injuries have hampered his career, but he’s still managed to win three straight in the UFC’s octagon.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rory MacDonald Willing to Fight Anyone at Welterweight or Middleweight

  • 21 days ago

Top-ranked UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald believes his next opponent will be Hector Lombard, but is willing to fight anyone in the welterweight or middleweight divisions. read news >>