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To hear many MMA fans and pundits tell it, the UFC might as well scratch Saturday's UFC 138 altogether.

Despite boasting a 10-bout card that airs free around the globe, UFC 138 has come under fire from critics who are underwhelmed at the evening's lineup. Headliner Mark Munoz (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who meets slugger Chris Leben (22-7 MMA, 12-6 UFC), couldn't care less.

"They can say what they want," Munoz said at Wednesday's media workout session in Birmingham, England. "When they watch the fight, they're going to be like, 'Oh, I was wrong.' I love proving people wrong.

"It's going to be a great main event. People love to watch fireworks."

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Post #1   11/3/11 9:54:55AM   

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Of course that is what Munoz will say but he has been pretty boring and gun-shy in the octagon lately. I understand some tactics are to keep distance and win on points but lately Munoz has been a big disappointment for me in terms of performance.

When he fights a big name fighter and whether this fighter is good or not - but nevertheless has a big name, Munoz tends to be gun-shy.

I think Leben is a big name and I have a feeling Munoz will be gun-shy in this bout too.

Post #2   11/3/11 11:42:42AM   

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I don't think Munoz is boring at all. I think he's a killer. He just doesn't have that big name as a headliner that people are looking for.

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Posted by Playground_Samurai

I don't think Munoz is boring at all. I think he's a killer. He just doesn't have that big name as a headliner that people are looking for.



This. Though I'll be rooting for my boy Leben on Saturday, I'm expecting Munoz to take this one and wouldn't be suprised one bit if he did it with relative ease.

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Posted by Playground_Samurai

I don't think Munoz is boring at all. I think he's a killer. He just doesn't have that big name as a headliner that people are looking for.



This. Though I'll be rooting for my boy Leben on Saturday, I'm expecting Munoz to take this one and wouldn't be suprised one bit if he did it with relative ease.



Don't get me wrong guys. I like what Munoz is capable of and it shows in some of his fights. What troubles me is IMO he becomes gun-shy when fighting higher caliber fighters and or big name fighters. The Okami and Maia fights are perfect depictions of him becoming too passive which translates to boring in the eyes of some mma fans.

IMO, Munoz is a passive person much like myself. You can tell that by the way he speaks and articulates his thoughts. When Munoz is fighting lower tier guys, his confidence over-rides his passive nature. However, when he fights higher tier guys, the pressure becomes greater and he tends to revert to his true nature .............which is passive.

Post #5   11/3/11 12:13:59PM   

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if Munoz goes out there trying to put on a slugfest for the crowd, he could go night-night. as a fan of Munoz, I hope he's entertaining, but level headed.

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Post #6   11/3/11 3:10:01PM   

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Posted by KungFuMaster


Posted by emfleek


Posted by Playground_Samurai

I don't think Munoz is boring at all. I think he's a killer. He just doesn't have that big name as a headliner that people are looking for.



This. Though I'll be rooting for my boy Leben on Saturday, I'm expecting Munoz to take this one and wouldn't be suprised one bit if he did it with relative ease.



Don't get me wrong guys. I like what Munoz is capable of and it shows in some of his fights. What troubles me is IMO he becomes gun-shy when fighting higher caliber fighters and or big name fighters. The Okami and Maia fights are perfect depictions of him becoming too passive which translates to boring in the eyes of some mma fans.

IMO, Munoz is a passive person much like myself. You can tell that by the way he speaks and articulates his thoughts. When Munoz is fighting lower tier guys, his confidence over-rides his passive nature. However, when he fights higher tier guys, the pressure becomes greater and he tends to revert to his true nature .............which is passive.



Munoz's ground and pound is his bread and butter. taking Maia down generally isnt going to be a good thing. Okami is just as strong of a wrestler. i see this fight with Munoz on top gnp'ing his way to a 3rd round TKO win. on the other hand, i am rooting for Leben to KO Munoz

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Munoz is Chuck Liddell with his guns tied down.

Post #8   11/3/11 10:14:24PM   

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Munoz is getting Crippled this weekend

Post #9   11/4/11 1:13:27AM