You’ve gotta feel for Mark Munoz. In the past year, the dude has suffered not only one of the most disgusting elbow injuries on record (see above), but one of the most brutal, not to mention late stoppages of the year at the hands and elbows of Chris Weidman (see below). And he did the latter while rocking one of the goofiest haircuts in MMA history.
And just when you thought that Munoz might be headed down the path of recovery and redemption, it appears that he could be out of action for an entire year to deal with a foot injury he suffered in preparation for the ass kicking he would receive courtesy of Weidman.
Talk about adding injury to insult.
Munoz revealed what little details he had regarding the injury to fighthubtv.com.
I hurt my foot training for the Weidman fight; I was training with Jason (Miller) inside the cage and my foot got caught. I am not sure if it is broken. I will be getting an official MRI tomorrow and I will know. I just hope they do not have to break it in order for it to heal properly as it has somewhat started to heal.
And just in case Munoz wasn’t feeling shitty enough, it turns out that he had to battle a hell of a staph infection following his loss to Weidman, one that spread from his knee to his forehead. Oh yeah, and that horrifying elbow injury is still not healed.
On staph: “I went to the doctor and he took a look at it. He gave me a weird look and brought out a needle and I felt stuff coming out. I am just glad I took care of it early.”
On his elbow: “When he (Weidman) was on top of me trying to get the guillotine I could feel that I did not have full motion in my elbow.”
So there you have it. Every waking moment in the life of Mark Munoz is nothing more than a Sisyphean struggle to overcome injuries that he will be forced to deal all over again once he reaches the figurative mountain top. With each breath comes agony. Life is pain. Life is only pain.
*throws on The Cure and closes the curtains*
Happy Friday, you pampered, privileged conformists.
- J. Jones