The 33-year-old mixed martial artist admitted that he was bullied twice when he was younger. One resulted into injury that pushed him to find ways to defend himself.
“I got into wrestling primarily for self-defense,” he said.
Since then, Muñoz has been arguably, the most successful Pinoy in the world of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was even ranked as the number five middleweight fighter in the world by Sherdog.com.
According to him, he fights not only for himself, but for the Filipino pride. Known as the “Filipino Wrecking Machine”, the mixed martial artist is known as an aggressive ground-and-pound specialist, and praised for his resilience inside the octagon.
Balls is giving their viewers the opportunity to find out more about the the Filipino-American fighter in the 3-part special entitled UFC sa ABS-CBN: Mark Muñoz, The Ultimate Pinoy Fighter. Witness his journey to become the #1 contender for the Middleweight belt.
Episode 1 will be aired on Channel 2 this Saturday (June 30) at 11:30 PM with replays on Studio 23 on Sunday (July 1) at 9:30 PM and Balls on Monday (July 2) at 10:00 PM. Always tune in to Balls and be updated with the biggest happenings in the world of sports. Balls channel is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and over 200 quality cable operators nationwide. For more updates visit www.ballschannel.tv and follow us on facebook.com/BallsChannel and @ballschannel on Twitter.