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Muñoz's parents cite UFC fighter's Pinoy values

source: abs-cbnnews.com

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters brawling in UFC Live on Sunday (Monday in Manila) weighed in at the San Diego Sports Arena on Saturday.
Hundreds of local San Diego mixed martial arts (MMA) fans attended the 1-hour sneak preview of UFC Live.


Kababayans in San Diego cheered the only Pinoy fighting on the main card—Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz.

The Filipino-American was overjoyed at making the weigh in at 185 pounds, as he was quite concerned about shedding a few pounds for him to qualify for the middleweight class.

His opponent, Japanese Yushin Okami, also weighed in at 185 lbs. in the middleweight division.

Meanwhile, main event fighters Jon “Bones” Jones and Vladimir “The Janitor” Matyushenko both weighed in at 206 lbs. in the light heavyweight division.

Muñoz is considered an underdog by odds makers. Betting $100 for Muñoz wins $180, while betting $200 for Okami wins $100.

But for the Fil-Am's parents Rudy and Amy Muñoz, underdog or not, their son is still the No. 1 fighter for them because they instilled the "Pinoy values" in him.

“Marami siyang natutulungang mga bata na talagang gustung-gusto mag-wrestling. ‘Yan ang kanyang aim sa buhay niya na makatulong siya sa mga bata tsaka sa mga batang gustong mag-martial arts,” said Amy.

Mark's mother Amy said that even though Mark is already a UFC fighter, she still winces every time she see her son getting hurt in a match.

Alam mo pag sinusuntok si Mark para na rin akong sinusuntok. Being isang ina makitang mong anak mo na nagba-boxing nagma-martial art or tinatamaan siya sa ibang part ng kaniyang katawan parang ako ang sinasaktan, wala naman akong ibang magawa kundi magdasal,” related Amy.

Muñoz vs Okami is one of the most anticipated bouts on the main card of UFC Live.


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