UFC 138 may not have had the biggest names on it, but there was one potential star who appeared in the main event and dominated one of the consensus top middleweights in the world.
I’m talking, of course, about Mark Munoz, who stopped Chris Leben between the second and third rounds.
He looked great in the fight as he pummeled Leben, but it was what he did after the fight itself that might end up making the biggest news.
Rather than do what many believe he should do and challenge one more top contender before he looks to the peak of the mountain, Munoz took a helicopter right to the top by challenging UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Certainly the consensus is that former No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen should receive the next shot at the title based on his performance against Silva in their previous fight, but Munoz really created some discussion on the subject.
Not only that, but he might even be a more dangerous opponent for Anderson Silva.
Sonnen is a beast, but he and Munoz have different skill sets. So let’s take a look at some reasons why Munoz could realistically defeat Silva whenever he finally gets his shot at the title.