UFC’s Mark Munoz Placed On Admin Leave From H.S. Job After Letting Kids Box Each Other

UFC’s Mark Munoz Placed On Admin Leave From H.S. Job After Letting Kids Box Each Other

UFC Mark Munoz
Placed on Admin Leave From H.S. Job
… After letting kids box each other

5/24/2022 3: 42 PM PT

Mark Munoz — a former UFC fighter who beat Demian Maia in 2011 — has been placed on administrative leave from his high school wrestling coach job … after he let quarreling students box each other, TMZ Sports has learned.

Munoz accepted the job as the H.S. wrestling coach at Fairmont Private Schools in Anaheim, Calif. back in Sept. 2020 — but we’re told things at the gig went awry just recently.

According to sources close to Munoz, two students got into an argument on the playground … and then went to Munoz — who we’re told was not made aware of the tiff — to ask if they could put on boxing gloves and settle things.

The 44-year-old, per our sources, allowed the scrap to happen — but we’re told the ex-UFC fighter believed the impromptu boxing match was more jovial than violent.

We were told that one of the boys’ parents was furious about the scrap and took it to administration.

A school spokesperson declined to comment on the details of the allegations against Munoz but confirmed that the coach was placed on administrative leave until the end of the school year and that he will not be able to have his contract renewed.

The spokesperson stated that

“[He] would not be returning to campus.

The school had previously been delighted to add Munoz as a member of its staff, stating in a statement that he has a resume “reads like a Who’s Who” in the sport. “

Munoz fought in the UFC from 2009 to 2015 — and took scraps with guys like Maia, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida with the org. Before retiring.

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