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Mark Munoz: Coaching Will Play Key Role After Retirement

Not only did Mark Munoz get back on track at UFC 162 by defeating Tim Boetsch, but the top ranked middleweight continues to have tremendous success guiding the careers of fighters out of his Reign Training Center. So much so, Chael Sonnen recently announced that he’s moving his training camp to the Lake Forest, California gym. Some of the other men training out of the facility currently include Jake Ellenberger, Tom Watson, Kelvin Gastelum and Uriah Hall. That’s quite the list.

Clearly Munoz has a knack for coaching, as well as an amazing skill set to pass on  to fighters, which is why it’s not surprising to hear he plans to continue teaching after he’s done fighting. While speaking to Fightline recently, the decorated wrestler had this to say when asked about his post retirement plans.

“I’ve been thinking about it, since obviously I’m 35 years old. The transition between fighting, and not fighting, obviously for me, I love coaching. I love coaching; I love developing athletes. I love taking athletes from a point where they’re at and developing them to be the best that they can in mixed-martial-arts, I love doing that, and in wrestling.”

“It’s just been amazing how Reign has been put on the map all of sudden, not all of a sudden probably, but we’re one of the best gyms in the world, and it’s all because of how we put in the work.”

You certainly hear a lot about Reign these days, and for all the right reasons. As far as what’s next in the Octagon, there have been reports that Munoz has agreed to fight Michael Bisping sometime this fall, but nothing has been announced just yet.

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