MANILA – Filipino-American fighter Mark Muñoz is confident of defeating new UFC middleweight king Chris Weidman and former contender Michael Bisping.
Muñoz lived up to his moniker “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” by grinding out a dominant performance over Tim Boetsch in UFC 162.
This brought him back to the race for the middleweight title recently won by Weidman over Anderson Silva.
“I'm definitely ready to fight those two guys,” Muñoz told Fight Hub, referring to Weidman and Bisping.
The 35-year-old believes that if he’s 100% just like in the Boetsch fight, Weidman will get a decent beating.
“I know I can beat Chris Weidman. He can roll his eyes whatever he wants, 'cause he rolled his eyes in the press conference. I know I can beat him,” said Muñoz.
Muñoz suffered a stoppage loss to Weidman in 2012. But back then, he was fighting with an injured foot, which limited his movements against a more agile Weidman.
The Fil-Am is currently being set up for an October tiff against outspoken Manchester native, Michael Bisping.
Muñoz said he’s also open to fight former UFC champion Vitor Belfort.
“Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort… [it] would be a complete honor but I know I can beat those guys, too. I'm not ever going into a fight thinking I'm gonna lose,” he said.
“I know I can beat those guys, I know it's gonna be a good fight for me and It's gonna get me one step closer to my goal.”