Munoz happy in retirement

Mark Munoz is enjoying his retirement from the UFC and has no inclination to return to the brutal sport.

The 'Filipino Wrecking Machine' fought his last fight in May, winning via unanimous decision over Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66. Munoz retired with a 14-6 record in MMA and a 9-6 UFC record in UFC.

"I've had a great career," quipped the 37-year-old on theplayerstribune.com.

"I was fortunate to be able to provide for my family, and being a UFC fighter opened so many doors for me. Most importantly, I have precious treasures at home that mean more to me than anything else in this world."

Despite his retirement and spending quality time with his family, Munoz revealed that he still makes time to watch his friends in action in the octagon. 

"I still love the sport and I’m enjoying seeing a lot of my UFC mates in action," he said.

"Although I'll always be a big UFC fan, I'm making good on my word, and I know that May 16 was my last time in the octagon.

"I feel more complete than ever, now that I’m spending more time with my family. And I'm now there to help them achieve their goals, be they in school, in sports or in life.

"I'm now having the quality time with them I couldn't give them when I was an active fighter. I've gained so much more these past 100 days and I look forward to what's ahead."

The American has still not quite figured out what he plans to do with the rest of his life and he is getting anxious about it.

"There is still some anxiety as to what I'm going to do next. Most professional athletes face it," continued the Japanese-born fighter.

"Nothing can really replace being able to perform at the highest level of your sport in front of thousands of fans, plus millions watching at home.

"At the same time, I know I'm not alone when it comes to former players thinking about their next career. I'm excited to see what the future holds for me and my family."

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