Mark Munoz: “I was trying to dismantle his body.”

Mark Munoz: “I was trying to dismantle his body.”

UFC middleweight Mark Munoz got a much-needed win last weekend by beating Tim Boetsch from corner-to-corner en route to a Unanimous Decision nod. The victory was the first for Munoz in more than a year after a previous loss to Chris Weidman and subsequent period of inactivity due to injury.

Now healthy, at least in comparison to the past, Munoz feels he’s ready to make another run towards a title-shot, telling MMAJunkie that Boetsch was just the beginning.

“I was trying to dismantle his body. I hit him in the leg, I hit him in the hip. Even his butt. By hitting those parts of the body, when he stands up on his feet, it’s not going to be the same. I even tried to hammerfist the side of his head to get him dizzy at the same time. But it’s just a testament to who he is. He’s tough. I knew it was going to be a tough fight and he was just going to keep coming.”

“I was finally 100 percent going into that fight. Usually when I go into a fight, I have something wrong with me. I can’t even remember a time where I was 100% going into a fight. So that was the real me going into the octagon, for sure.

“I’m 35 years old and I’m kind of just hitting my stride right now.”

“I’m ready. I’m definitely ready to go for a world title, for sure.”