When you can talk it out, fight it out. Before you start discussing the merits of the argument, a former UFC fighter took the saying quite literally when he allowed two quarrelling students to box each other.

TMZ reports that Mark Munoz, who previously competed for the UFC, has been placed on administrative leave from his high school wrestling coach job after he allows two quarrelling students box each other.

“Munoz accepted a job to be 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’re told, however, one of the boys’ parents was outraged about the scrap — and went to administration over it all.

“A school spokesperson declined to get into the specifics of the allegations against Munoz, but did confirm the coach has been placed on administrative leave through the end of this school year and will not have his contract picked up once it ends.”

Munoz fought in the UFC from 2009 to 2015. He competed against the likes of Maia, Chris Weidman and Lyoto Machida before taking off his gloves and placing them in the center of the octagon on May 16, 2015.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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