MANILA, Philippines – Former UFC fighter Mark Moose has been placed on administrative leave after two students were allowed to fight each other in boxing gloves as wrestling coaches at a Southern California high school.
TMZ reported that the Filipino-American fighter allowed two of his students to settle disputes through boxing. The report states that he was not aware of the logic and felt that the boxing match was more of a “joyous” spirit than a “violent” one.
One parent was outraged by the incident and reported the matter to Munoz at the Fairmont Private School administration.
In a statement sent to MMA Junkie, the 44-year-old Munoz said he wanted to make a good impression on his students and teach them to be good wrestlers.
“With every ounce of who I am, I want to make a positive impact on kids, teach kids to be the best wrestlers, speak out against bullying and honor my Lord Jesus Christ,” Dano Segura wrote to Munoz MMA Junkie Reporter. “There are thousands of wrestlers I have trained who will confirm those facts from first hand experience. Under no circumstances will I encourage children to settle disputes through quarrels. ”
MMA Junkey added that a Fairmont School official said Muaz was placed on administrative leave until the end of the school year and would not return to his job, where he was assigned in September 2020.
Munoz retired from the UFC in 2015 after defeating Luke Barnett by a unanimous decision at Fight Night 66 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
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